Press releases

On this page all corporate press releases of Boluda Towage Europe are available for download.

May 2024


The leading company in maritime towing services, Boluda Towage, has launched its Sustainability Report 2023, reviewing its evolution and commitment in environmental, social and corporate governance matters.


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May 2024


Boluda Towage has signed an agreement with the British company SMS Towage Ltd. for the acquisition of the latter. The signing ceremony took place in Hessle (Hull) on 24 May 2024. 



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May 2024


Boluda Towage won the Tug Owner of the Year Award for its strategic acquisitions, fleet modernization, and expansion program.




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May 2024


On Thursday 16 May 2024, Boluda Towage had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation of around 27 EU Director Generals on board the tugs VB Bolero, VB Rumba, VB Flandes, and VB Samba in the port of Bruges.


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February 2024


Boluda Towage welcomes Sanmar’s tug VB TRAGEN to its North West European fleet. The tug VB TRAGEN will support Boluda Towage’s services for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) operations in Germany.


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February 2024


Boluda Towage – one of the divisions of Boluda Corporación Marítima that focuses its activity on port, coastal, and offshore towage, as well as maritime salvage – acquires the towage company Resolve Salvage and Fire (Gibraltar) Ltd.


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February 2024


On Saturday 10 February 2024, Boluda Towage had the pleasure of welcoming the Belgian Minister of Justice and North Sea, Paul Van Tigchelt, on board the tug VB Seine in the port of Antwerp.


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July 2023


The President of Boluda Corporación Marítima, received in the City Hall the Silver Medal of the City of Bruges from the hands of the Mayor Dirk De fauw and the Governor of the province of West Flanders Carl Decaluwé.


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May 2023


Damen Shipyards and Boluda Towage to cooperate on bringing zero-emissions tugs to Europe. 



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December 2022


Boluda Towage started towing services at the German port of Lubmin for the first installation of a floating LNG storage plant



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September 2022


The European Tugowners Association celebrates its 59th Annual Meeting in Tenerife



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february 2022


Bremen Fighter sporting official German Coast Guard colours 


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December 2021

Boluda Towage acquires Scottish towage company Caledonian Towage.

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september 2021

Boluda Towage celebrates naming ceremony for ‘Green’ tug quartet (Tier-III)


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september 2021

Boluda Towage starts towing operations in the Port of Rostock, Germany with effect from September 2021

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May 2021

The Board of Boluda Towage S.L. (Spain) appointed Mark van Dongen Chief Commercial Officer for Boluda Towage division

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january 2021

Boluda Towage S.L. (Spain) acquires Iskes Towage & Salvage 


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december 2020

Green tugs (IMO Tier III) VB Bolero and VB Rumba arrived in the Port of Zeebrugge.



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September 2020


MBZ and Boluda Towage Europe sign concession agreement for the provision of towage services in the port of Zeebrugge


August 2020


Boluda Towage Europe takes on two new ASD-tugs 2813, VB Bolero and VB Rumba, from Damen Shipyards Group.

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July 2020


After a tendering procedure, the Board of Directors of the Port of Zeebrugge has decided to award the concession for the towage services for the Port of Zeebrugge to Boluda Towage Europe.


May 2020


On 6 May 2020, the Joint Nautical Authority and local nautical service providers expanded and intensified their existing work agreements in the North Sea Port.

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January 2020


On Friday 10 January 2020, Boluda Towage Europe’s tugboat ‘Union Koala’ was officially certified for compliance with the IMO Tier III standards.




Boluda Towage, a towing division of Boluda Corporacion Maritima, succesfully closes the acquisition of Kotug Smit Towage.

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