About URS

URS (Unie van Redding en Sleepdiensten) was founded by Henri Gerling in 1870. Throughout its long history, URS has maintained its position as the leading towage operator on the Scheldt. End 2007 Smit Internationale required 100% of de shares in URS. Following the merger of the European harbour towage services of KOTUG and SMIT in April 2016, URS Belgie NV and URS Nederland BV are a part of the KOTUG SMIT organisation.

About KOTUG SMIT TOWAGE

Kotug Smit Towage was founded on 7 April 2016, following the merger of the European harbour towage services of KOTUG and SMIT. As from 1st August 2019, Kotug Smit becomes part of Boluda Towage, a division of Boluda Corporación Marítima.

About BOLUDA TOWAGE EUROPE

Since August 2019, Kotug Smit becomes part of Boluda Towage. With decades of combined heritage, we are passionate about assisting ships safely.

In Europe, we provide tailored towage services with a large fleet of around 70 tugs in 11 ports in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. These ports are major junctions where ships from all over the world bring their cargo and passengers or actually come to pick up cargo for further transportation. Through operational efficiency and flexibility, we focus on our customers’ needs and understand their expectations.

Meet us at Boluda.eu