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Boluda Towage shortlisted "Tugowner of the Year 2021"

Sep 22, 2021, 2:52 PM

Will you vote for Boluda Towage as the ‘Tugowner of the Year 2021’? 


Boluda Towage has been shortlisted for the “Tugowner of the Year” Award (International Tug & Salvage), thanks to our expansion in northern Europe through acquisition and pioneering investment in tonnage that sets new benchmarks in environmentally friendly performance.


We are proud of this nomination, and we are honoured that our investments and hard work count.


We need your help: will you vote for Boluda Towage as the ‘Tugowner of the Year”?



In 2021, Boluda Towage has taken four newly-built Damen tugs, the “VB BOLERO, VB RUMBA, VB FLANDES and VB SAMBA”, into service in the Port of Zeebrugge. These tugs are complying with the most recent IMO Tier-III emissions requirements and are certified with the highest fire-fighting standards. Aside from this green tug quartet, Boluda Towage introduced in January 2020, the first retrofit of conventional tug, the “Union Koala”, complying with IMO Tier III standards. In the same year, the second tug “Union Panda” was converted to IMO Tier III standards as well. The emissions of these tugs, e.g. nitrogen oxides, will be reduced by 80%. 


All six tugs are operating in the Port of Zeebrugge, and thanks to these sustainable investments, Zeebrugge is the only port with an entirely green fleet. And we can be very proud of that!