KOTUG and Horizon Maritime form Canadian jv

KOTUG International and Horizon Maritime Services Ltd (Horizon Maritime) have formed KOTUG Canada, a joint venture company offering terminal and harbour towage services across Canada.

The new company aims to develop a strong presence within the Canadian terminal and harbour towing market. The strategic partnership brings complimentary skills from each partner and the sharing of joint experience, expertise, and best practices will generate outstanding value for customers.

“We are very pleased to partner with the world leaders in sustainable marine towing operations, combining our local experience and expertise to offer Canadian customers a top-notch level of towage services,” commented Steve Widmeyer, coo, Horizon Maritime.

“KOTUG continues to expand internationally and looks forward to providing sustainable industry-leading equipment and services to our Canadian customers. We have selected Horizon Maritime as our partner based on our relationship with its leadership team and on its focus on people and safety. We look forward to working together and delivering on our promise to exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Osman Munir, KOTUG coo.

KOTUG is headquartered in Amsterdam, while Horizon Maritime, a global marine services provider with activities in Canadian waters and abroad.

Posted 9 October 2019

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