Tug designs match innovation with power

Fairplay Towage

Ship sizes are increasing, and this means innovative tug-handling capabilities are needed at ports. Dave MacIntyre investigates current tug options and possible future trends.

Ports cannot easily change the size of their wharves, approach channels and turning basins. Therefore, innovations in tug design are having to respond to demands for more power and greater manoeuvrability, more safety features and the embracing of sustainable, lower-emissions propulsion.

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