Chairman of Boluda Towage and Salvage and Boluda Tankers Joaquín Lozano Torres retires after 39 years with company

The Boluda family express their affection and acknowledge the important work carried out by Lozano, in appreciation of his management expertise, essential in the towing service’s expansion into the Americas from 1997

Joaquín Lozano Torres, who held the position of Chairman of Boluda Towage and Salvage and Boluda Tankers, Boluda Corporación Marítima’s towage, transportation and fuel supply divisions, has retired this April after 39 years linked to the holding company.

The Boluda family are especially grateful to Joaquín Lozano for his dedication and pivotal work in the company for many years, where he was in charge of towage management in Spain, France, Africa, America and the Indian Ocean, with a fleet of about 240 tugboats, and also bunkering activities, mooring and auxiliary port services in Huelva and Tenerife.

Lozano Torres took over as chairman of Boluda Towage and Salvage and Boluda Tankers in September 2016 after the death one month earlier of Juan González. Until that time, he was head of the company in the Americas where until his retirement he served on the Board of Directors of all Boluda companies in America.

His career has been linked from the start to the towage industry and especially to its connection with Boluda Boluda Corporación Marítima’s international expansion into America since 1997. Boluda Towage and Salvage currently operates in 22 ports in seven countries in the Americas: Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Panama, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as well as other 41 ports in nine other countries: Spain, France, Germany, Morocco, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Togo and Mauritania.

On 20 April 1980 Joaquín Lozano joined Compañía Ibérica de Remolcadores del Estrecho, SA, with operations in the ports of Algeciras, Huelva, Cádiz, Seville, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Ceuta and Gibraltar. Later he also took on financial and operational roles at Ciresa Bunker, SA, a company founded in 1985 dedicated to bunkering at sea. He combined his professional career with training, completing his law studies at the National Distance Learning University and taking numerous postgraduate courses in financial, fiscal and administrative fields, studying also technical and maritime subjects, mainly related to bunkering.

When Boluda acquired 100% capital of Ciresa in 1993 Lozano joined the Boluda Group, now called Boluda Corporación Marítima, where he became CEO of Ciresa and Ciresa Bunker, taking on management of the group’s towage division in 1995.