Antwerp Towage

Company Type
Maritime Services

+32 32 12 10 00

Company Snapshot
Antwerp Towage
Antwerp, Belgium
Company Type
Coastal EngineeringDredging & Marine ConstructionLogistics & TransportMarine Renewable EnergyMaritime & ShippingOffshore ConstructionOffshore Oil & GasOffshore Wind EnergyPorts, Harbours & TerminalsSubsea Cables & Pipelines

About Us
Antwerp Towage was established in 2008 as a joint-venture between leading towage and salvage service providers Fairplay and Multraship. It provides ship owners and operators with competitive harbour towage services at all river terminals and locks along the River Scheldt in the port of Antwerp, co-ordinating its state-of-the-art operations from a dedicated office on Tavernierkaai.

Fairplay Towage was established in Hamburg more than a hundred and ten years ago by Mr. Richard Borchardt. Today it comprises a group of companies mainly engaged in the towage industry with dedicated offices in Hamburg, Rotterdam, Rostock, Swinoujscie, Szczcecin and Gdynia. In addition to harbour towage, it is involved in deep-sea towage, offshore support and salvage works and, via group companies, in shipbuilding and repair as well as real estate management.

Multraship Towage & Salvage is a division of the Muller Maritime Group. Its core activities include harbour towage, salvage, deep-sea towage and support to the offshore energy and dredging industries. Run by the Muller family of Terneuzen, it draws on more than a hundred years of experience in the River Scheldt area. The company operates a large modern fleet of tugs, salvage craft and support vessels. Other participations of the Muller Maritime Group include Bourgas Tug Service, Verenigde Bootlieden, Montis Mooring, Scheldt Maritime Services and CTOW.
Services & Activities
Logistics & Transport ● Maritime & Shipping
Maritime Services
Offshore Support/SupplyVessel CharterTowageSalvage
Certifications & Accreditations
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority Approved Training Provider
APPEA Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association
ASME S American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Power Boilers (S) Certificate
ASME U American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Pressure Vessels (U) Certificate
ASME U2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Pressure Vessels (Alternative Rules for Pressure Vessels) (U2) Certificate
CAA United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority
CHAS Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
City & Guilds City & Guilds Approved Centre
EN 1090 Structural/Contsruction Steel & Aluminium Products
GWO Global Wind Organisation Accredited Training Provider
HSE United Kingdom Health & Safety Executive
IOSH Institution of Occupational Safety & Health
ISAA International Spill Accreditation Association
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
ISO 27001 Information Security Management
ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
ISO/IEC 17025 Testing & Calibration Laboratories
ISO/TS 29001 Oil & Gas Quality Management
MCA Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Approved Training Provider
MNTB Merchant Navy Training Board Centre Recognition
NATA National Association of Testing Authorities (Australia)
NEBOSH National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health
NOGEPA Nederlandse Olie en Gas Exploratie en Productie Associatie
OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management System
OPITO Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation
PAS 99 Integrated Management Systems
RYA Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre
SCC**/VCA** Safety Certificate Contractors (More than 35 Employees)
SCC*/VCA* Safety Certificate Contractors (Up to 35 Employees)
SCCP Safety Certificate Contractors for Petrochemicals
SCP Safety Certificate Personnel Leasing
UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Service
UKSpill UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme
ISO 9001
Port Location:
North Sea
Affiliated Companies
The FAIRPLAY TOWAGE Group emerges from the Fairplay Schleppdampfschiffs-Reederei Richard Borchard GmbH which was founded in 1905 in Hamburg, Germany. The service portfolio of the FAIRPLAY TOWAGE Group comprises the assistance to seagoing ships in ports, coastal and deep sea towage, services for offshore contractors and oil companies, salvage and emergency ... Moreassistance to ships in distress, pontoon transports for shipyards and the renewable energy sector.

The FAIRPLAY TOWAGE Group operates own tugboat services in 29 North European ports. Besides the main European container hubs Antwerp, Rotterdam, Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Gdynia, various ports along the rivers Schelde (Flushing, Terneuzen and Ghent), Weser (Bremen, Brake and Nordenham), Elbe (Stade, Bützfleth, Brunsbuettel and Cuxhaven) and Odra (Szczecin, Police and Swinoujscie) are served by tugs of the FAIRPLAY TOWAGE Group. Along the East German Baltic coast the FAIRPLAY TOWAGE Group has own tugboats stationed in Wismar, Rostock, Stralsund, Mukran, Sassnitz and Wolgast.

"Theodor Buschmann GmbH & Co", a Hamburg-based shipyard, and "Borchard Schiffahrts GmbH" overseeing the Group's real estate activities are part of the FAIRPLAY TOWAGE Group. Furthermore, FAIRPLAY TOWAGE holds a 50% share in the Dutch towage and salvage specialist "Multraship Towage & Salvage" and "Antwerp Towage", respectively.
Multraship Towage & Salvage is a division of the Muller Maritime Group, jointly owned by the Dutch Muller Family and Hamburg based Fairplay Towage.The company's core activities include harbour towage, salvage & wreck removal, ocean towage and support to offshore energy & dredging industries. ... More

The Muller family has been engaged in the shipping industry for more than 230 years, specialising in towage and salvage since 1911. Multraship operates a large, modern fleet of tugs, self propelled floating sheerlegs, diving support vessels and other units. The company's head-office is situated in Terneuzen, The Netherlands. Branch-offices are located in Bulgaria and Romania in order to facilitate towage, salvage and related services in the Black Sea area.

Other participations of the Muller Maritime Group include Verenigde Bootlieden and Montis Mooring - providers of linehandling and boatmen services, Antwerp Towage, JV with Fairplay providing towage services in the river areas of the port of Antwerp, CTOW, JV with DEME and Herbosch-Kiere, providing services for dedicated maritime terminals worldwide, including all port operation activities and Scheldt Maritime Services, dispatcher/maritime service provider.
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+32 32 12 10 00
Head Office
Tavernierkaai 2, Unit 3, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium