December 15, 2023
The Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA) the industry voice for Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Line Ministries and Port & Maritime Stakeholders from the Eastern & Southern African region is pleased to welcome aboard Boluda Towage as an Associate Member.
Boluda Towage is one of the world’s leaders in the provision of integrated marine services for a wide range of clients from the maritime transport sector.
Speaking on the development, PMAESA Secretary General Col. Andre Ciseau had this to say: “We are delighted to have Boluda Towage on board as a member and a partner. The global transition to green energy in the maritime industry cannot be over-stated. We believe our newest member is well positioned to assist in main-streaming the usage of carbon-neutral energy sources in the maritime transport value chain. Greening of port operations is one of PMAESA’s top priorities and this is embedded in our upcoming strategy.”
Col. Ciseau further added: “With maritime transport identified as a huge contributor to Green House Gas emissions, stakeholders on the shore-side have to implement concrete and holistic measures to their operations are sustainable and environmentally friendly. This is vital especially after the industry emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Vicente Boluda Ceballos, vice chairman of Boluda Towage commented: “As a leading player in the port maritime industry, we share a strong commitment towards environmental sustainability, with no compromise for safety and operational excellence. Boluda Towage has been investing for years in order to achieve cleaner and greener operations for ports and terminals.
Earlier this year, we made an important technological and innovative advancement for our industry with a groundbreaking move in alternative sustainable propulsion systems aiming to launch the first newbuild methanol tug in Europe.
We know that we are in an increasingly complex environment that requires us to always be at the leading edge of solutions to increase safety in our operations, limit our environmental carbon footprint and meet the needs of our customers. With that purpose in mind, we are eager to continue our journey towards the future as a leader in the towage and maritime industry and support PMAESA’s vision for their members with our extensive experience.”
About Boluda Towage
Boluda Towage is the port marine services division of Boluda Corporación Marítima, a Spanish company established in 1837 and is a family-owned company. The company started its port tug activities in Valencia (Spain) in 1920.
Currently, Boluda Towage is one of the world’s leaders in the provision of tailored marine services for port authorities, terminal operators and companies from the shipping, oil & gas and construction sectors.
The company has a world-wide presence and operates a fleet of more than 400 vessels in 100 ports in 18 countries on 4 continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Along with port towage, Boluda Towage also provides emergency response, lines-handling, pilotage, offshore & ocean towage and salvage operations.