Boluda Towage Europe has delivered and demonstrated the capabilities of two newbuild tugboats at the Port of Zeebrugge, Belgium.
The company said the tugboats were greeted by a small group of delegates from the Port and Boluda.
Geert Vandecappelle, CEO of Boluda Towage Europe: “I am delighted to welcome the VB Bolero and VB Rumba in the Port of Zeebrugge today and I wish them and their crew fair winds and following seas.
“The tugs will commence their towage activities services for Boluda Towage Europe in the Port of Zeebrugge as part of the extended 5-year concession for towage services”.
The focus of the partnership between Port of Zeebrugge and Boluda Towage Europe lays in efficient, smooth, and safe handling of shipping, and puts forward initiatives regarding sustainability.
The concession agreement includes eight powerful and modern tugboats in this port region, which are all certified with the highest firefighting standards and will be manned with local crew.
Tom Hautekiet, CEO Port of Zeebrugge: “We are happy to see VB Bolero and VB Rumba join the fleet of tug boats in the port of Zeebrugge. As the port authority continues to implement its Clean Port strategy, sustainability is an essential part of the agreement with Boluda Towage Europe.
“We are proud to say that Zeebrugge has a powerful and green fleet of tugs, perfectly equipped for heavy towing operations and in compliance with the highest emission standards.”