In a port like Arrecife, a real hub of economic development for Lanzarote and in constant development, the safety and efficiency of maritime manoeuvres is fundamental.

For this reason, Boluda Towage, with a fleet of 17 tugs operating in the Canary Islands, reinforces its services in this port with the arrival of the tug VB MENCEY.

This vessel, of the Azimuth Tractor Drive (ATD) type, joins its twin VB GUANCHE, which was already operating in the Lanzarote dock. Its two bow propulsion units and the stern fin (squeg) give them great stability and excellent maneuverability.

This port, of great importance for the tourism sector, is the second in the Canary Islands in terms of cruise ship reception and attracts more than 400,000 cruise passengers every year; hence the importance of the support provided by Boluda Towage tugs to optimise the docking and undocking manoeuvres of these ships.

The island is in a geostrategic position, between Europe, Africa and the American continent, and is key point for the transit of containers, receiving more than 65,000 TEU’s per year, a figure which makes it the third port in the Canary Islands in terms of traffic goods.

Once the new infrastructure works have been completed, the berthing line will exceed 3 kilometers and its quays will have the capacity to receive up to eight ships simultaneously.

Boluda Towage continues to advance in its commitment to sustainability and responsible management of marine resources, in line with the Port Authority of Las Palmas’ commitment to blue growth.

The presentation of the tugboat was attended by the president of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Beatriz Calzada, the vice president of the Cabildo of Lanzarote and head of Public Works, Jacobo Medina, the mayor of Arrecife, Yonathan de León and the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Lanzarote, José Valle, accompanied by managers of the towing division of Boluda Corporación Marítima.


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