Our core business: harbour towage
The heart of our business has always been assistance to ships within port areas. From France to North and West Africa all the way to the Indian Ocean, we are proud to provide harbour towage services in 13 ports and terminals around the world.
Experience and know-how
Because of our skilled crews and equipment highly adapted to all situations, we are able to assist vessels of all types and sizes. From small coasting vessels to giant containerships, each year we assist thousands of vessels in all kinds of weather to berth, get under way or move alongside.
Safety and performance
Safety and performance are essential elements that go hand in hand with cost-effective, high-quality services.
Our operations answer to the highest international quality and safety standards and we apply them to all our operation sites. It’s our way of contributing, with other members of the harbour community, to our clients’ performance, and to the smooth operations of the ports.
Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Non-stop.
Where we operate
FRANCE : Dunkirk – Le Havre and Antifer – Brest – Saint Nazaire, Donges, Montoir, Nantes – La Rochelle (La Pallice) – Marseille, Fos, Lavera
AFRICA : Morocco: Tanged Med – Senegal: Dakar – Ivory Coast: Abidjan, San Pedro – Cameroon: Douala INDIAN OCEAN : Mayotte – Reunion Island
Piloting and mooring services
Customized operational solutions
BOLUDA FRANCE continues its strategic development around towage, its core business, by providing a full range of harbour services. Through customized operational solutions and the application of our high HSEQ standards, we answer to our clients’ requirements for quality and efficiency.
To answer to popular demand from our clients and local port authorities, we now provide pilot services in certain locations.
We provide two types of pilot services:
These services are essential to safe navigation and operations.
Pilot services are provided in the following ports:
Mooring services are an integral part of the services available through BOLUDA FRANCE. Mooring, unmooring and shifting are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Non-stop.
These services are possible because of highly skilled, experienced employees who expertly use specific equipment, such as launches and trucks, to manoeuvre heavy ship lines.
Mooring services actively contribute to the safety of vessels and harbour facilities. They are provided in the following ports:
Emergency response and safety
BOLUDA FRANCE strongly contributes to safety at sea and in ports. Our tugs, some specially fitted with firefighting and pollution control equipment, can quickly intervene to cope with emergency situations.
Safety of vessels and harbour facilities
Harbour facilities are high risk locations, with different industrial activities cohabiting in a relatively small area:
Moreover, the flow of often giant vessels, carrying potentially hazardous products, dangerous for the environment, never stops. Under such conditions safety must not be an option.
This is why we provide our services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Non-stop. Our dedicated staff and sophisticated equipment are always ready to contribute to your safety, with:
Assistance and salvage
At sea, the smallest incident can quickly become disastrous. Because the protection of human lives, of the environment, and of our customers’ assets is highly important to us, we also provide emergency solutions.
Our tugs are strategically positioned to be able to intervene in the Channel, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean.
On each of our locations our seagoing tugs can be called with very short notice. Our crews are specifically trained to emergency situations.
As part of their training, our crews regularly participate in emergency simulations, either planned internally or by other members of the port community.
BOLUDA FRANCE has been awarded a contract for coastal protection with the French Navy (assistance, firefighting, pollution control, container retrieval, etc.).
We are a member of the International Salvage Union.
Provisioning and other services
For more information or to discuss your marine projects, give us a call or send us an e-mail.
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