The transaction reinforces the global leadership of Boluda Corporación Marítima’s division in towage and sustainable maritime services
Rotterdam, 21 December 2021
On 20 December 2021, Boluda Towage and Global Energy Group Holdings have signed an agreement for Boluda to acquire Caledonian’s towage activities and marine operations, together with the management, office staff and crew, based in Invergordon, Scotland.
The incorporation of Caledonian’s towage and marine operations will strengthen Boluda Towage’s position as a global leader in towage and sustainable maritime services, with additional presence in Scotland.
After the official closing of the transaction, Caledonian will be part of Boluda Towage’s organisation in the United Kingdom. The local management team of Caledonian Towage will be headed by Andrew Murray as Operations Director, who will report to Phil Dulson – General Manager of Boluda Towage in the UK.
Operating in the Cromarty Firth since 1969, Caledonian Towage has emerged as a major player in the towage and marine transportation business. The operation plays an integral part in the success of Cromarty Firth’s reputation as a Premier Deep Water Port and the solid fleet is heavily engaged in a wide variety of towage and support activities. The office is based in Invergordon which is approx. 20 miles north of Inverness.
Vicente Boluda Fos, Chairman at Boluda Corporación Marítima, showed that “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 company like Caledonian Towage has wanted to be part of our Group”.
Crew and staff
The Caledonian team exists of sixteen tug crew members, eight workboat crew members and five office staff members. The company offers high standard towage & marine services, and is ISM certified, which show their commitment to safety and quality.
Vice President executive Boluda Towage, Mr. Vicente Boluda Ceballos, added: “The strong local team, with highly engaged colleagues, who will bring a lot of experience and expertise to our company. Having exciting times ahead of us we certainly intend to deploy Caledonian’s professional crews and experienced employees on future projects”.
About Boluda Towage
Boluda Towage provides tailored towage services to its customers in major ports across the globe. We are a family-owned business and a global leader of maritime services. The group can be found in 100 ports, operating a fleet of 350 tugboats in 18 countries in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The group also provides offshore and ocean towage and salvage operations. For further information, please visit www.boluda.eu, www.boluda.com.es or www.boludafrance.com
Photo from left to right: Phil Dulson (General Manager Boluda Towage UK) and James MacDonald (GEG Group Director) after closing the operation.