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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.

Engage Towage Joint Venture Announced

Engage Marine Pty Ltd (Engage Marine) and Smit Lamnalco are pleased to announce their investments in the Australian harbour towage joint venture, Engage Towage Pty Ltd (Engage Towage).

Engage Towage is a sustainable and competitive towage service provider within the Australian marine industry, providing clients with an alternative solution to existing operators. Current Engage Towage operations cover Port Jackson and the Port of Geelong utilising five modern azimuth-drive tugs.

Engage Innovation Launches

Engage Marine Pty Ltd (Engage Marine) is pleased to announce the launch of Engage Innovation, an entity of Engage Marine established to deliver drone technology to the Australian marine and port industry.

Engage Technology has partnered with Australian UAV to deliver drone services including:
•    Vessel inspection services
•    Inspection of navigational aids
•    Infrastructure inspections
•    Emergency response
•    Image mapping

Engage Technology completed its first project utilising drone technology in September, providing geo-mapping services for a client in Queensland and is currently preparing to undertake drone trials for another client across their operations.

Engage Marine Group Commences Operations in Sydney and Geelong

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Engage Marine Pty Ltd (Engage Marine) is pleased to announce it has commenced harbour towage operations in the Ports of Sydney (Jackson & Gore Bay) and Geelong.

The operations will be performed under the newly established local entities, Engage Towage Sydney and Engage Towage Geelong. Engage Towage will have two primary tugs based in Sydney and two in Geelong. Both operations will be supported by experienced local crews and a national operational team.

Westug Awarded Long Term Rio Tinto Contract

Westug are pleased to have recently been awarded a new long-term towage services contract by Rio Tinto. The new contract covers the four terminals at Rio Tinto’s two ports in the Pilbara (Dampier and Cape Lambert) which last year shipped a combined 330.1 million tonnes of iron ore to customers.  

Under the contract, Westug will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of Rio Tinto’s tug fleet of 11 vessels as well as four smaller craft. The contract will help sustain more than 130 jobs. 

Engage Marine Launches at Regional Ports Event in Wollongong

Engage Marine was officially launched, today, at the Regional Ports event in Wollongong.

Engage Marine has been established to lead change in the way marine services are delivered in Australia, with a key focus on collaboration, technology, innovation and strategic partnerships.

Mark Malone, Engage Marine Chief Executive Officer, said "I am pleased to announce the establishment of Engage Marine. Engage Marine has been 12 months in the making and is built upon the success of Westug, which has over 25 years experience in marine operations in Western Australia. We believe there are better ways of doing things and we want to make a difference".

Westug and KOTUG Alliance Awarded Towage Services Contract by FMG

Kotug Australia Pty Ltd (KOTUG) has won the contract to operate the tugboat fleet for Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) in the Port of Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk export port on Australia´s west coast. The fleet consists of six (6) Fortescue owned ART 85-32W tugs, and three (3) additional tugs, which will be chartered directly to Fortescue. In May 2016, Fortescue was awarded a second towage license for Port Hedland and the new ART 85-32W Rotortugs will enable them to offer long-term, efficient and sustainable towage services.

Engage Marine Tasmania Awarded Grange Resources Contract in Port Latta

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