Svitzer expands fleet with three newbuilds

Svitzer, a towage provider and part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, will take delivery of two new ASD tugboats and one workboat and thereby further modernising and expanding the fleet in the Americas region.


The workboat – Svitzer Moín – is a survey vessel, which will service Svitzer’s operation in Costa Rica and perform regular surveys of the water depths at the APM Terminal Moín in Costa Rica to determine when dredging is required as the port is slowly silting.

The vessel is built at Besiktas Shipyard in Turkey.

All three newbuilds are expected to be fully operational by the end of November 2022.

Based in Panama, Svitzer Americas is heavily engaged in the region with harbour towage and terminal towage as the main market segments.

With the three newbuilds, the fleet will reach 82 vessels operating in ports and terminals across 12 different countries in the Americas.