TMS Awards 2023TelestackBühler GmbHGeneva DryViganTBA Group
  • Telestack
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Van Aalst
  • TBA Group
  • Sailors Society

New Damen tug increases Port Nelson capabilities

(Posted on 19/12/18)

 On 10th December, Damen sales manager Sjoerd de Bruin signed a contract with Port Nelson CEO Martin Byrne in New Zealand. Damen will deliver an ASD Tug 2411 to Port Nelson in support of the port’s expansion strategy.

As part of the expansion, Damen’s client will increase its wharf in order to accommodate vessels up to 280 metres in length. For this, the port requires additional bollard pull. The ASD Tug 2411, with its 70 tonnes bollard pull, will replace two tugs from Port Nelson’s existing fleet.

The port have said they are pleased to be able to extend their relationship with Damen with the purchase of the new, still to be named ASD Tug 2411, so soon after purchasing the Damen ASD Tug 2310 Toia in 2016.

“Without exception our experience with the Toia has been a positive one,” said Port Nelson CEO Martin Byrne. “And we look forward to working with Damen to ensure the future towage needs of our business continue to be met and enable us to continue to facilitate regional prosperity in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions.”

Damen has built the ASD Tug 2411 according to its standardised philosophy of shipbuilding – which ensures clients of fast delivery of proven, reliable products. As such, it was available from stock, enabling Damen to deliver the vessel swiftly.

Though the vessels come as standard, Damen is always able to tailor them to meet the individual requirements of its clients. In this instance, this has involved the installation of a gangway to facilitate crew access in the up to 4-metre tides experienced in the port.

Sjoerd de Bruin, speaking on the occasion of the contract signing, said, “It is a privilege to support Port Nelson with the increased tug capabilities they require for their port expansion. We wish the port and all those working there safe and successful operations”.

Damen Shipyards Group operates 35 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Latest News

Superior TeleStacker Conveyor Automation made easier to use

(Posted on 28/02/24)

Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and... Read more


AI takes optical sorting to new levels of efficiency and quality

(Posted on 28/02/24)

With the brand-new AI powered software, BRAINTM, Cimbria has introduced a highly advanced control system... Read more


Holy Boss Cap more efficient than existing propeller hub caps

(Posted on 22/02/24)

A revolutionary propeller hub vortex cavitation-eliminating boss cap has successfully completed validation... Read more


WinGD and Mitsubishi agree ammonia fuel supply system

(Posted on 22/02/24)

Swiss marine power company WinGD and Japanese shipbuilder and technology developer Mitsubishi Shipbuilding... Read more


Bühler profits improve as food security demands spark ship unloader orders

(Posted on 14/02/24)

Bühler has successfully navigated a complex and volatile global landscape and increased its profitability... Read more


DNV creates European cyber security services powerhouse

(Posted on 14/02/24)

DNV, the global assurance and risk management provider, has created one of Europe’s fastest growing... Read more


New MacGregor self-unloading system to enhance bulk handling efficiency

(Posted on 11/02/24)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has launched a new and augmented gravity self-unloading system that will... Read more


Victoria Steamship supports new Rotor Sail design development suited to bulkers

(Posted on 02/02/24)

Victoria Steamship Company Ltd. is set to support Anemoi Marine Technologies Ltd. with the development... Read more


GDI utilises Skygauge drones for remote thickness measurements

(Posted on 01/02/24)

GDI, an award-winning provider of applied technology solutions, has announced that it has now added... Read more


Platform integration redefines port cost management for shipowners and operators

(Posted on 01/02/24)

DIABOS Global Fze, leading port cost management solution, and Veson Nautical (Veson), the global market... Read more


CimbriaPort of StocktonVan AalstSailors SocietyPort of South Louisiana
  • Geneva Dry
  • Vigan
  • TMS Awards 2023

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping