Boluda Towage has agreed to acquire UK-based SMS Towage.

Boluda acquires SMS Towage

Source: Boluda

Boluda will take over harbour and offshore towage services, marine operations, together with the management, office staff, crew, and fleet based in the UK. Currently, SMS is operating in the UK ports/regions of Tyne, Tees, Humber, Portsmouth, South Wales, and Belfast with a fleet of 20 tugs. Boluda Towage is already operating in the ports of Invergordon (Cromarty Firth), London, Liverpool, and Southampton.

The UK entity will be rebranded as Boluda Towage SMS. The local management team of Boluda Towage SMS will report to Philip Dulson, general manager. 

Vicente Boluda Fos, chairman at Boluda Corporación Marítima, stated: “To continue being leaders in the international maritime towing sector, our company needs to expand its scope of operations and we are proud that a professional company like SMS Towage wants to be part of our group.”