BTÖ AND ISKES TEAM UP IN DANMARK AND SWEDEN

BogserTeam Öresund AB (BTÖ) and Iskes Towage & Salvage BV (ISKES) have established a JointVenture, Port Towage Nordic (PTN) that will continue to deliver Top-Quality Towing Services in The Sound area including the ports of Malmö, Copenhagen and Helsingborg.

The newly created Joint-Venture will initially operate the BTÖ managed contracts in the Sound Area, with the aim to expand its operation in the area with further options to expand to other ports, if so requested by our clients.

PTN will make use of the already existing setup, knowledge, assets, management and craftsmanship of both organisations.

BTÖ and ISKES both have extensive experience within Maritime Assistance Operations and in particular Port Towage, in ports such as Helsingborg, Malmö, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Lübeck and Lisbon and have joined forces in this new JV in order to accommodate and provide clients with an Alternative, Flexible and International Towage Service Provider.

Michael Staufeldt from BTÖ and MD of the new JV adds to that: “The skills and professionalism of our team with our extensive local knowledge together with the Market Access, Assets and Technology of ISKES, will ensure present and future clients will have a solid and sustainable alternative. Our new co-operation will further anchor our footprint in the area”.

“We believe, that in ISKES, we have found a partner with a good reputation and name having focus and ability to delivering an excellent service to clients, with the same principles as ours, namely through Active Presence, Open Dialog and joined Solution Finding with our clients, partners and stakeholders in general.”

Peter Rondhuis from Iskes Towage & Salvage and MD of the new JV explains: “Sweden and Denmark have a long maritime heritage with trend-setting companies operating since the early days of shipping. We feel privileged that we can be part of the maritime communities in these countries and aim to improve the towage services area further with investments in technology, people and feedback from our respected clients. We are very pleased that BTÖ have chosen us to be their partner in their area and we hope, that with our further international exposure, we can provide our clients with the best possible service, within a growing network.”

BTÖ was founded in 1992 delivering safe Harbour Towage in The Sound and South Kattegat area from Varberg and Halmstad via Helsingborg, Landskrona, Malmö, Copenhagen, Avedøre to Køge and Karlshamn. BTÖ was acquired by MarCon-Gruppen Sweden AB in 2013 as part of a strategic development of its platforms of marine based diving and entrepreneur operations.

Iskes Towage & Salvage is a family owned towage company operating since 1928. Iskes has operations in the ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam in Holland, in Lisbon in Portugal, in Lübeck in Germany, on the Island Aruba in the Caribbean as well as in French-Guyenne in Latin-America and offshore. Iskes operates more than 20 tugs.

For both companies this partnership represents the opportunity to demonstrate their experience to serve Clients with an Excellence Criterion.

In case you have any questions to the above, please do not hesitate to contact either:

Michael Staufeldt: michael.staufeldt@soundtug.se
Peter Rondhuis: peter.rondhuis@iskestugs.nl