Ocean signs deal to provide Jamaican towing services


(QUEBEC CITY, Quebec) — Ocean has signed a 10-year contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica for providing harbor towage services at the Kingston Harbor. Thanks to this new contract, Ocean is exporting its harbor towing services internationally and pursuing the implementation of its development plan in the Caribbean.

State-of-the-art equipment and personnel will be deployed in the port area of Newport West, Kingston, to meet the growing demand for harbor towing services. Three latest-generation tugboats from the Ocean fleet will be in service and will officially start operations at the end of June. In total, some 40 jobs will be created.

"Ocean has been growing and developing over the last few years. Today is much more than a contract for harbor towing services in the Caribbean. It’s a new page in our history with the launch of a new place of business in Jamaica. This project is in line with our business vision of being a world-class organization and a trusted partner for all our customers," said Jacques Tanguay, president and chief executive officer.

By Professional Mariner Staff