Svitzer Doubles Brazilian-Flag Tug Fleet

Towage company Svitzer has announced plans to more than double its fleet of Brazilian-flagged tugs in 2017, the company said Wednesday. The company also announced it will be starting a new service in Paranagua and has hired a new Managing Direct and Commercial Director for Brazil. Svitzer, which is part of Maersk Group, says this month two new Brazilian-flag tugs are … [Read more...]

Salvage Firm Ardent Reports Solid First Year After Titan-Svitzer Merger

One year after the salvage firms Titan and Svitzer joined forces under the new brand Ardent, the combined company can report that, all things considered, the first year in business went pretty well. “One year ago, we set off with our business plans, and today we are pleased that the merger has progressed in line with these plans” said Ardent CEO Peter Pietka, “although the … [Read more...]

Svitzer Enters Port of Montreal

Svitzer, the towage unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, will be expanding in Canada as the company announced that it has established a harbor towage service in the Port of Montreal in response to customer demand customer demand The company services will included shipdocking, escort and ice-breaking services. Svitzer says it has mobilized two ice-class tugs to the Port of … [Read more...]

Svitzer Modernizes Fleet With Four Damen Tractor Tugs

Svitzer selected Damen Shipyards to provide four ATD 2412 tugs as part of its ongoing fleet renewal program. The four new tugs are of Damen’s 24-metre Azimuth Tractor Drive (ATD) design, with twin fins, a bollard pull of minimum 65 tonnes and accommodation space for four crewmembers. The vessels, equipped with a hydraulically driven aft winch and two Caterpillar 3516C TA … [Read more...]