Brazil

SAAM SMIT Towage Brasil provides a complete spectrum of towage services to Brazil’s main ports and terminals. It is the result of a successful joint venture in 2014 between SMIT REBRAS and TUGBRASIL. 

In 2006 SMIT REBRAS, an initiative from the SMIT group, part of Boskalis from the Netherlands, started operations in Brazil with the unveiling of a 24-tug newbuild program. TUGBRASIL, which originates from SAAM based in Chile, has serviced Brazil since 2005.

Together as SAAM SMIT Towage Brasil, the company operates 48 tug boats in 15 ports and terminals along the Brazilian coast. The Brazilian tugs are a combination of proven international technology, design, standardization, Brazilian construction and financing, flag, and crew.

Harbor towage operations are delivered in 12 main Brazilian ports, from north to south: Santana, Vila do Conde, São Luis (Ponta da Madeira, Itaqui & Alumar), Pecém, Suape, Salvador, Vitoria, Sepetiba (Itaguaí), Santos, Paranaguá, Itajaí,and Rio Grande. Serving a wide range of international shipping clients, mainly active in dry bulk (mainly iron ore and agricultural products), liquid bulk (mainly oil,chemicals, and juice), container liners, and car carriers.

SAAM SMIT Towage Brasil also provides dedicated towage services to the Petrobras Oil Terminals in Angra dos Reis and Suape and the Petrobras LNG Terminal in Salvador.

SAAM SMIT Towage Brasil is focused on recruiting and training Brazilian Captains,Chief Engineers and Mariners to a high level of quality and safety. By combining modern crews with state-of-the-art powerful tugs, SAAM SMIT Towage Brasil can guarantee consistent quality and competitive rates for its clients.

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