Portsmouth's new towage service

Portsmouth International Port has launched a dedicated towage service for commercial ships with the appointment of the UK’s largest independent tugboat operator.

Starting from this month (November 2017), SMS Towage Ltd will have a fleet of two tugboats on standby at the port and available to ships sailing in. It marks further expansion for the company, which also services the Humber ports, Bristol Channel and Belfast Harbour. 

It is expected to create around 10 new jobs as SMS takes steps to appoint its Portsmouth crew.

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