Kotug strengthens position in Asia

Kotug_logoA partnership has been established between Kotug Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Johor Port Berhad following on from Johor Port Berhad’s RFP exercise to select the right partner for the provision of maritime towage services in Johor Port area and other identified areas. The strategic collaboration with Kotug is in line with JPB’s commitment to provide the most efficient marine services to its customers. 

Key priorities for Johor Port in the decision to partner with  Kotug was to find a partner who could deliver innovative, efficient and safe operations by means of the revolutionary Rotortug® technology supported by Kotug’s company management system and dedicated crew. The combined expertise and resources of JPB and Kotug is expected to attract strong interest from new and existing customers to utilise the wide-range maritime services and benefit from the immense value of their shipping operations.

KOTUG ASIA Sdn. Bhd. will be engaged in Harbour and Terminal Towage, Coastal and Deep Sea Towage, Emergency Response & Salvage Operations, assistance to Offshore and Ship to Ship operation services and the provision of training in relation to the crew on maritime craft.

During the coming months a start will be made in Malaysia with the revolutionary Rotortug®, pioneered by Kotug, featuring three separate azimuth propulsion units to provide improved vessel safety, power, efficiency and manoeuvrability.

This major achievement follows after Kotug’s recent start-up in Brunei, where the company provides exclusive terminal towage activities with three powerful Rotortugs®. Supported by local Bruneian management, Kotug is assisting all LNG vessels at the Brunei LNG Terminal for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company.

As a leading operator, Kotug is committed to invest continuously in further developments of her global presence in order to add value to the maritime industry.

About Johor Port Berhad (JPB)

The port operated by JPB is a Malaysian multi-purpose port, handling containers, liquid, bulk & break bulk cargo and providing facilities for marine services which include tug boat, pilotage services, ship-shore communication, port safety services, maintenance and repair of oil and gas vessels & rigs. It provides access to innovative, customizable and competitive logistics packages through JPB’s wholly owned subsidiary, JP Logistics Sdn. Bhd. with its warehousing, shipping and distribution networks to ensure the efficient running of daily intra-port logistics activities. JPB also is the Authority appointed to manage Pasir Gudang Free Zone covering an area of 600 acres of land out of the total land area of 1,000 acres leased to JPB by the Johor Port Authority, and  plays a prominent role in the development of the Pasir Gudang Industrial Estate, while stimulating the growth of the surrounding industrial areas including the development of sea traffic at the Tanjung Langsat Terminal, the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Project (RAPID) and the Pengerang Deepwater Petroleum Terminal in Pengerang.

In order to enhance Johor Port’s strategic position, JPB has formulated its own business plan, for the implementation of key business strategies towards inter alia, JPB’s further business growth and expansion, improvement and modernisation of Johor Port’s infrastructure and facilities as well as the sustainability and growth of companies within the JPB Group. JPB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad, a leading utility and infrastructure conglomerate in Malaysia (Kotug).