Currently on the board of all Boluda’s American companies in 10 countries, as well as Boluda Tankers and Amasur

Joaquín Lozano Torres has been appointed president of Boluda Towage and Salvage in place of the late Juan Gonzalez. He serves on the board of all Boluda Corporación Marítima’s American companies as well as Boluda Tankers and Amasur.
Joaquín Lozano’s career has been connected from the beginning to the tugboat industry and has advanced in parallel with the international expansion of Boluda Corporación Marítima.

In 1980 he joined Compañía Ibérica de Remolcadores del Estrecho, S.A., a Spanish tugboat company operating in the ports of Algeciras, Huelva, Cadiz, Seville, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Ceuta and Gibraltar. In 1985 he founded the fuel supply company Ciresa Bunker, S.A., where he also held financial and operational responsibilities. He combined professional activity with training, completing his Law degree at the National university of distance learning and taking numerous postgraduate courses in Fiscal and Financial Analysis and other technical subjects related mainly to bunkering.

When the then-named Grupo Boluda acquired the total share capital of Ciresa in 1993, Lozano joined as general manager of Ciresa and Ciresa Bunker. In 1995 he was appointed manager of the towing division of the Group.

Led by Lozano Boluda began its expansion into the Americas and in 1996 was awarded the ports of Coatzacoalcos and Veracruz in Mexico. This expansion coincided with new acquisitions in Spain, driving Boluda’s growth to the extent that Joaquín Lozano was obliged to focus his attention on America, increasingly delegating towage responsibilities in Spain but maintaining his commitments in the bunkering business. A year later the Mexican ports of Mazatlán and Guaymas were also incorporated.

In 1998 Boluda entered Panama, where it began by providing fuel supply and transportation services, adding shortly afterwards the first tugs, and it was from here that Boluda began to transport petroleum products in the Caribbean and many countries in Central and South America.

Under Joaquín Lozano’s management Boluda Tankers, formerly Ciresa Bunker, renewed and expanded its fleet with new and modern vessels, becoming the leading fuel supply company in Spain.

The now-named Boluda Corporación Marítima was awarded new ports in Mexico, to add to more countries: Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Haiti… with new activities and services tailored to local needs. Along these lines, in 2010 the company took over the Paraguay-based shipping company Naviera del Mercosur which transports containerized cargo through the Paraguay-Paraná waterway, one of the most important shipping routes in the world.

Lozano also promoted new in-port mooring and ancillary services in Boluda with the acquisition of the company Amasur, which operates mainly in the ports of Huelva and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Joaquin Lozano will be in charge of tug management at Boluda Corporación Marítima in Spain, France, Africa and America, with a fleet of 150 tugs.