PANAMA CANAL NEEDS FLEET OF MORE POWERFUL TUGS

Turkey’s Uzmar is profiting from speculative construction of harbour tugs. The builder enjoys a long-standing relationship with Venezuela’s International Offshore Engineering and Development Co and recently delivered two 60-tonne bollard pull, 25m long tugs to them, which will work at Venezuela’s major oil terminals. The Turkish builder has 10 more of this design on order and some of these are also likely to find their way to Venezuela. Uzmar also holds orders for four similar units. All 16 units are for builder’s account and delivery throughout 2018.

 Region/country/shipbuilder
No
  Owner
Year
 Europe
     
 Italy
     
 Vittoria 
1
 Algeria
2019
 Vittoria
1
 Russia 
2018
 Damen Galatz
2
 Damen Shipyards
2017-2018
 Turkey
     
 Uzmar
4
 Uzmanlar Shipping & Trade
2018

 

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