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