By Redacción PortalPortuario.cl
South port new zealand Signed with Damen Shipyard Group A contract to order a tugboat Damon Azimuth Tractor (ATD) 2412.
The vessel, with a 65-ton bollard bridge, will replace an older one with a 35-ton bollard bridge. This will increase the port’s total border bridge to 105 tonnes, while increasing the safety margin while handling larger ships.
South Port chose ATD due to its indirect towing capabilities and ship maneuverability and power.
General Manager of South Port, Geoff FinergyHe said that “we are impressed by the quality of the tugs that the demen have transported to other ports in New Zealand.” His reputation for building reliable and durable boats was an important factor in choosing a partner with him. “
The gDamon Asia Pacific Sales Manager, Sjord de BruinHe commented that “We are very honored by the trust South Port has placed on us with this contract in such a challenging time. This is a significant sale for Damon and an investment for South Port, which represents the largest capex since their business began in 1989. I am impressed with the proactive and efficient way in which I manage this process. I look forward to bringing this boat to you and I am confident that it will meet your needs.
ATD Tug 2412 was already under construction at the Damon Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam at the time the contract was signed. The shipyard will complete construction in the third quarter of this year and deliver the tug.