More towage power for Suez Canal
Global towage provider Svitzer has extended its running contract with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) to include two additional tugs.
Svitzer has been offering towage services in the Suez Canal since late 2019 with the two units Svitzer Port Said 1 and Svitzer Port Said 2 operating out of Port Said by the Mediterranean Sea entrance to the canal.
From Q4/2021 onwards, two new pull tugs will begin operating out of Port Suez by the Red Sea entrance to the canal. The two new tugs will be an addition to make the passage of the vessels passing through the Canal more secure. The two tugs are newbuilds delivered from the Cheoy Lee Shipyard and will be manned by all Egyptian crews. (cd)