Svitzer buys tugboats from Dutch towage operator

Towage operator Svitzer has acquired two tugboats from Dutch towage operator Port Towage Nordic.

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Maersk's towage and tugboat operator Svitzer has increased its presence in the Øresund strait between Denmark and Sweden with an acquisition of two tugboats from Dutch operator Port Towage Nordic, Svitzer confirms to ShippingWatch after media Søfart reported the news on Thursday.

Port Towage Nordic is a joint venture between BogserTeam Öresund AB (BTÖ) and Iskes Towage & Salvage BV. The transaction involves the two tugboats Ven and Sund as well as the existing customer base in the area and 12 crew members on the ships.

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