Boluda Corporación Marítima begins towing services in the Mexican port of Manzanillo in the Pacific Ocean

2017-04-25T10:38:39+00:0021/04/2017|News|

The company now operates in 9 ports in the Central American country via its subsidiaries Compañía Marítima del Pacífico and Compañía Marítima Mexicana

On 19 April of this year Boluda Corporación Marítima’s tugboat division Boluda Towage and Salvage began towing services in the port of Manzanillo, in the Mexican state of Colima on the Pacific coast, through its subsidiary Compañía Marítima del Pacífico, having been awarded the service contract in 2016.

By introducing these services Manzanillo port demonstrates its commitment to customers and users to maintain quality standards in port and offshore towing services and maritime salvage.

Following the request for tender put out in 2016 by the Port Authority (API) Boluda Towage and Salvage has became the second most important towing Company in the port of Manzanillo.

In September 2016 Boluda and its Mexican subsidiary Compañía Marítima del Pacifico obtained an 18-year tugboat operation contract, during the same year that Boluda and its subsidiary Compañía Marítima Mexicana were awarded this service in the port of Altamira on the Atlantic coast. With these contracts  Boluda Corporación Marítima has become the leading tugboat operator in the United Mexican States.

Boluda Towage and Salvage’s incorporation has added state-of-the-art vessels to the tugboat fleet of Manzanillo port. The “CMM Jarocho” and “CMM Maguey” are powered by 5,364 hp and 70 tons of bollard pull with a maximum speed of 13 knots, 32m long, 12.4m beam and 5.4m depth. The “VB Tabasco” has a length of 25.78 metres, 9.8m beam and 4.6m depth, with a 63 ton bollard pull. The three tugs can turn 360 degrees on their own axis and feature the latest firefighting systems.

Boluda Corporación Marítima currently operates in nine Mexican ports, with a total of 28 tugs: six of them, Ensenada, Mazatlán, Manzanillo, Costa Azul and Salina Cruz, on the pacific coast via Compañía Marítima del Pacífico; and the other three, Tampico, Altamira and Coatzacoalcos on the Atlantic coast, via Compañía Marítima Mexicana.

Boluda Towage and Salvage stands out as a leader in the towing sector, with a fleet of more than 250 tugs, 130,000 annual services and a presence in the main ports of Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Indian Ocean.

The tugboat “CMM Jarocho”.