Global towage provider Svitzer has expanded its presence in Brazil to provide operations and services at the Port of Salvador, including the Aratu Port Complexes.

Svitzer, a part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, will deploy two modern and high-powered tugs – the Svitzer Jamil Darian and Svitzer Zoe – in the Port of Salvador to attend to its diverse portfolio of customers in the region, bringing new possibilities for more complex manoeuvres and assistance of different ship sizes.

To service the port, Svitzer has hired 12 crew members, who have undergone substantial training in line with Svitzer’s international standards.

Svitzer has been operating in Brazil since 2015 and now has a presence across eight ports in the country.

“I am very pleased to announce our expansion into the Port of Salvador and Aratu Port Complexes, which marks another important milestone in our Brazil growth strategy,” said Daniel Reedtz Cohen, managing director of Svitzer Brazil.

“Brazil continues to grow in its role as a key player in the global trade ecosystem, with resulting increased port activity. Svitzer is dedicated to its role in the supply chain and to servicing customers in the region. With this latest entry into Salvador, we strengthen our coverage on the Brazilian coast and presence in the country.”

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As part of its general expansion in Brazil and to support continued organic growth, Svitzer has also announced a new build programme consisting of six new tugs, the first of which was delivered and put into operation in the Port of Pecem earlier this month.