What's New in the Tug and Barge World?

That’s the 2000 HP M/V Chris Mills built in 2016 for Hines Furlong Lines.

Arrival in Stavanger:
Photo: Reinier Jansen ©

Last week marked a highlight in the construction of the Kotug E-Pusher type M: mounting the modular built steel frame, including the two electric azipods of 300 kW each and the wheelhouse on the PE modular floating bodies by Padmos Shipyard in Stellendam:

Followed by her launch. There she is!:

The next step will be mounting the accommodation and battery pack, and electronic control unit.
These pictures clearly demonstrate the unique design according to the principle of circular building: the vessel has an eternal lifespan because every single part can be replaced, adjusted or removed, including the energy source. We can’t wait to have the first zero-emission set-up of this kind in the world in operation for our customer Cargill in Q2!
Source: Maasmond Newsclippings

Finished tug will look like this:

KOTUG E-Pushe Type M. Images by KOTUG

Tight fit:

Another nice piece of maneuvering work carried out with the GEERTRUIDA VAN DER WEES and the WEESJE with the new bridge deck for the Oranjebrug in Schiedam.
Photo: Fabian van den Berg Uitvoerder/transportleider bij Koninklijke Van der Wees ©

Did Reinauer Transportation vote on a new contract with AMG?

Forward leaning tug VB TIGER rushing for her next assignment in the port of Rotterdam:

Photo : R&F vd Hoek ©

An unusual sight in Europe:

Tug UNION TOPAZ with the barge TERRAFERRE 502 spotted in the port of Wilhelmshaven. Photo: Wim Albers (c)