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Engage Towage Awarded Carnival Australia Contract

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Engage Towage Sydney Pty Ltd (Engage Towage Sydney) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract to deliver towage services for Carnival Australia’s cruise line operations in Port Jackson, Sydney. Carnival Australia is the nation’s main cruise organisation and accounts for seven distinctive cruise lines that variously base ships year-round in Sydney or on a seasonal basis or visiting on longer international voyages.

Under the contract, Engage Towage will ensure the safe berthing and departure of cruise vessels in Port Jackson across the Carnival Australia brands, to adhere to their advertised cruise schedules.

Westug Announces Award of Contract Extension

Perth, Western Australia: Engage Marine Pty Ltd (Engage Marine) is pleased to announce its Western Australian based entity, Westug, secured a contract extension from Dampier Salt Limited (Dampier Salt) in late 2021.

Westug is the incumbent provider of towage services to Dampier Salt in the port of Cape Cuvier and the contract extension ensures Westug will continue to deliver it high quality of service to a valued client.

Westug operate and maintain three vessels under the contract.

Engage Marine Secures Long Term Endorsed Agreement

Engage Marine Pty Ltd (Engage Marine) is pleased to announce it has secured employee endorsement for a long term Enterprise Agreement (EA) for its Queensland operations, which had the endorsement of all three maritime unions.

Engage Marine commenced negotiations with the three unions in April 2021, following the award of a long term licence to provide towage services at Abbot Point, Queensland.  All parties worked together collaboratively and respectfully to achieve this outcome, surpassing the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis, particularly in respect to face to face negotiations.

Engage Marine Hosts Opening Day in Bowen

Engage Marine was pleased to welcome key stakeholders to its operations in Bowen, on the 1st of December, as part of its inaugural open day.

Celebrating the successful commencement of operations in October, guests were invited to join tours of the three new-build tugs (the Engage Rebel, Engage Raider and Engage Rogue) to learn more about the technical aspects of the tugs and view the state of art design and components.

Engage Marine Commences Operations in Abbot Point

Engage Marine is pleased to celebrate the commencement of towage operations in Abbot Point, under the licence it was awarded by North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) in April.

Engage Marine performed it’s first shipping movement on Friday 1st October, ensuring the safe berthing of the bulk carrier, Lowlands Dawn at Port of Abbot Point’s North Queensland Export Terminal (NQXT).

Engage Marine Awarded Marine Contract by Port of Townsville

Engage Marine is pleased to announce it was recently awarded the marine pilot transfer services contract by the Port of Townsville.

Engage have now commenced operations which include the maintenance of the Port of Townsville’s pilot boat vessel ‘Mantaray’ and the safe transfer of marine pilots onto vessels arriving and departing into Abbot Point.

Engage Marine was also recently awarded the towage services contract for the Abbot Point operations by North Queensland Bulk Ports.

Engage Marine CEO, Mark Malone, said “we are pleased to be awarded this contract, which in conjunction with the towage services contract, will allow Engage Marine to deliver operational efficiencies to the port’s stakeholders at the Abbot Point terminal.”

Engage Marine Awarded Contract in Whyalla by CSL Australia

Engage Marine is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract by CSL Australia Pty Ltd (CSL) to support its transhipment operations and perform harbour towage services in the Port of Whyalla,  in the Spencer Gulf, South Australia.

The contract, which is due to commence on the 7th September 2021, will involve the mobilisation of three additional tugs to Whyalla to join the Engage Challenger which is currently already operational.

The tugs will be utilised to safely move the Floating Offshore Transfer Barge (FOTB) and Self-Unloading Barges (SUBs), to allow the loading of iron ore onto ocean going vessels at the transhipment point.

Engage Marine Awarded New Towage Licence for Port of Abbot Point

North Queensland Bulk Ports News Release: New Towage Licence Framework announced for Port of Abbot Point

A new towage licence will come into effect at the Port of Abbot Point from 1 October 2021.

After an extensive assessment process, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has awarded a Non-Exclusive Towage Licence for the supply of towage services for the Port of Abbot Point to Engage Marine Pty Ltd.

NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said the arrangement supports NQBP’s responsibility as a port authority and will provide the framework required for safe and efficient port operations for now and into the future.