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Kotug and Horizon Maritime form Canada joint venture

Dutch company Kotug International and Canadian firm Horizon Maritime Services has announced the established of joint venture KOTUG Canada to offer terminal and harbour towage services across Canada.

The joint venture will combine experience, expertise, best practices from each partner with an aim to develop a strong presence within the Canadian terminal and harbour towing market.

“We are very pleased to partner with the world leaders in sustainable marine towing operations, combining our local experience and expertise to offer Canadian customers a top-notch level of towage services,” said Steve Widmeyer, chief operating officer of Horizon Maritime.

“Kotug continues to expand internationally and looks forward to providing sustainable industry-leading equipment and services to our Canadian customers. We have selected Horizon Maritime as our partner based on our relationship with its leadership team and on its focus on people and safety. We look forward to working together and delivering on our promise to exceed our customers’ expectations,” commented Osman Munir, chief commercial officer of Kotug.


Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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