KTK, established in 1985, is a full subsidiary of state owned Curaçao Ports Authority N.V. (CPA). KTK is responsible for all harbor towage, mooring launch – and pilot transport operations in all Curaçao deep sea ports. To assist vessels arriving or departing the various Curaçao ports, KTK has four tugs on station on a 24/7 basis. Our other tugs are available to the international maritime and offshore industry for towage jobs or time charters.
KTK’s head office is located at Pletterijweg, Parera whilst the operational departments are close to the tugs at Jan Baarda kade Scharloo under the Juliana bridge.
As a state owned company KTK is aware of its social responsibility towards the community of Curaçao. The company responds by taking special interest in community projects and by engaging in projects that guarantees sustainability.
KTK provides jobs for approximately 140 maritime professionals and office staff. Not only the crew on board the tugs (captains, engineers, AB’s) and mooring launches (mooring boat operators) but also office staff in technical-, nautical, HR-, financial and general management positions.
The 1st of October 1985 marked the beginning of Kompania di Tou Korsou (KTKtugs) as the only tugboat provider on the island of Curacao. With the departure of the Shell, the tugboats working for this private entity were no longer needed so this was a nice opportunity to start the island’s own tugboat company. The government back than authorized Curacao Ports Authority to be the owner of the starting tug company.
Since then is KTKtugs a state owned company supervised by Curacao Ports Authority. The company has evolved from having two tugboats to having a fleet of 9 tugboats and 5 pilot boats. The company not only did services in the harbors of Curacao, but expanded its services within the Caribbean Region by doing towage and salvage jobs. Recently KTKtugs sold 2 of its tugs and has two new pilot boats making its fleet of 7 tugboats and 5 pilot boats.
To be the preferred choice of customers in the Caribbean and Central American region by providing expertise, quality, reliable and professional services to all in-harbor, coastal and ocean towage, salvage and emergency response jobs.
KTK is a professional maritime service provider in the nautical chain of vessel traffic management in the deep sea ports of Curaçao. KTK is adding value to the professionalism and quality of the Curaçao ports in general and thereby to the development of the island and people of Curaçao.
KTK is fully aware of its social responsibility towards the community. The company not only fulfills its role as a provider of jobs, but has participated in projects which main goals are environmental preservation. These efforts are acknowledge by Lloyd’s Organization with the ISO certification. Furthermore KTK engages within projects that are dedicated to the education and wellbeing of the Curaçao’s youth and projects that focusses on future development of the harbor and the community in general.
KTK owns and operates nine tugs ranging from 10 to 70 tons bollard pull. Four tugs are dedicated to harbor towage services in the sea ports of Curaçao.
Five tugs are operating on the international market.
For pilot transport and line handling purposes KTK operates five launches.
Please click below to see the specifications of the various KTK tugs and pilots
Head office: Pletterijweg z/n, Parera Curaçao
Operational office: Jan Baardakade z/n, Scharloo Curaçao
Tel +(5999) 461-1055
Fax +(5999) 461-2055
After office hours (Fort Nassau) Tel +(5999) 434-5999
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