About Us

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. KTK has two tugboats permanently stationed in Curaçao which are available on a 24/7 basis to assist all vessels calling the ports of Curaçao. If required, KTK can also deploy within 24 hours additional tugboats from its operations in Aruba and Bonaire. Our other tugs are available to the international maritime and offshore industry for towage jobs or time charters.
KTK’s head office and 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 75 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.




KTK owns and operates eight tugboats with bollard pull ranging from 10 to 70 tons. Two tugboats are dedicated to harbor towage services in the sea ports of Curaçao.
Six tugboats operate on the international market.
For pilot transport and line handling purposes, KTK has three launches and one modern pilot tender.
Please click below to see the specifications of the various KTK vessels.

Contact Us


Head 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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