Suez Canal Authority extends Svitzer contract scope

Svitzer Port Said 1 (Photo: Svitzer)

The Suez Canal Authority has extended the scope of its current contract with Svitzer to include two additional tugs.

Svitzer has been providing towage services in the Suez Canal since late 2019 with the two tugs Svitzer Port Said 1 and Svitzer Port Said 2 operating out of Port Said by the Mediterranean Sea entrance to the canal. From the fourth quarter of 2021, two new 70-tonne bollard pull tugs will begin operating out of Port Suez by the Red Sea entrance to the canal.

The two additional tugs are newbuilds delivered from a Hong Kong-based shipyard and will be manned entirely by Egyptian crews.

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