Targe Towing operates tugs out of ports on the East of Scotland, providing dedicated towage to Aberdeen, Dundee, Montrose and Peterhead. On the Firth of Forth, Targe Towing operates tugs at the Hound Point marine terminal, the Braefoot gas terminal and in the ports of Leith, Rosyth and Grangemouth, often undertaking specialist towage projects, with tugs regularly working in ports across the UK.
Forth Ports Ltd, has a proud legacy in the towage industry, owning and operating harbour tugs from the port of Leith since the 1950s, providing essential support for port traffic. In the 1980s, Forth Estuary Towage was formed as a subsidiary company to manage the towage contract for the Braefoot gas terminal. In recent years, Forth Estuary Towage underwent significant investment making it one of the most advanced towage companies in the industry. As part of this transformation, a shift was made from older Voith Schneider Tugs to cutting-edge Azimuth Stern Drive Tugs.
In 2021, Forth Ports proudly acquired Targe Towing, further expanding our capabilities and expertise in the towage industry. As part of this process Forth Estuary Towage was merged with Targe Towing and the Targe Towing name was retained. Targe Towing Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Forth Ports Ltd and part of the Forth Ports Group.
Targe Towing offers towage and marine services from our bases on the East coast of Scotland. With a strong history of terminal and harbour towage, Targe provides towage services in the following ports:
- Braefoot bay marine terminal
- Hound Point marine terminal
Targe Towing specialises in supporting vessel movements associated with the offshore wind industry as well as complex towage project such as the movement of Jack up Oil rigs, FPSOs and other floating structures in and out of port. Targe Towing provides marine services in the form of crew transfer vessels, line handling vessels and terminal operational staff. In addition Targe Towing is able to support our customers by providing a range of tugs on a time charter basis.
Targe Towing operates a fleet of 10 harbour and terminal tugs ranging from 30 to 124-ton bollard pull, from 22m to 44m in length. In addition to this Targe Towing operates a crew transfer vessel, two small conventional multi-purpose line handling vessels and a workboat at the Hound Point Marine terminal. In addition to the fleets capability to towage and salvage, an extensive marine firefighting capability is maintained throughout the fleet.
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