About Multraship

Multraship is a leading Dutch towage and salvage company, part of the Muller Maritime Group, jointly owned by the Muller Family and Hamburg based Fairplay Towage. A genuine family business, with the fourth Muller generation at the wheel, both literally and figuratively.

This heritage guarantees a stable, long-term vision with at its heart a century-long firm focus on the needs of our clients. Our loyalty and flexibility, combined with the fact that the human dimension is our basis, ensure a personal touch that leads to a long-lasting collaboration with employees, clients and partners.

We have been internationally oriented from the beginning. Short lines of communication and the ability to act quickly are our trademark – both operationally and financially – also thanks to our carefully built network in the global maritime sector. We are valued for the way we use our operational knowledge and skills to think along with our clients. In doing so, we also have the courage to say no. We know our limits, but finding a solution will always be our point of departure.

Multraship’s core activities are harbour & terminal towage, salvage, sea towage, offshore services and port services.

Multraship makes the difference.

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Quality and safety above all

Multraship prides itself on operating a fleet of state-of-the-art vessels and a wide range of other advanced equipment.

We operate our vessels according to the highest quality standards. SHE-Q (safety, health, environment & quality) certification has a central place in the company's day-to-day operations. Keywords are: scheduled maintenance programmes, training schemes and formal company procedures for all operational activities. Regardless of procedure, safety always comes first. Multraship has implemented a total quality and safety management system.

“WE ENJOY A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH MULTRASHIP, AT BOTH A PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LEVEL. AS WELL AS TOWAGE, THEY OFFER NUMEROUS OTHER SERVICES, GIVING SHIPOWNERS COMPLETE PEACE OF MIND. THAT'S A BIG PLUS FOR THE PORT.”
DAAN SCHALCK,
CEO, PORT OF GHENT

Harbour & Terminal Towage

Responsive and Consistent

Multraship, together with its partner Fairplay Towage, provides ship owners and charterers with a responsive and efficient harbour towage service in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova.

With our large and diverse fleet of state-of-the-art tugboats we are able to offer the highest standards of quality and safety. We pride ourselves on working with crews that have unrivalled craftsmanship and will do their utmost to guarantee your vessel’s fast and safe handling.

In the field of terminal towage we hold long-term contracts for terminal duties and port towage in various ports and offshore in Nigeria and Angola.

Please contact us for rates and conditions.

Salvage

Hands-on and rock-solid

A longstanding member of the International Salvage Union, Multraship handles many salvage operations each year, involving all types of casualties, including those that require environmental care services. Multraship’s salvage teams consist of experienced salvage masters and crews who have wide experience of complex salvage and wreck removal operations. They have been responsible for the safe recovery of vessels and cargoes worth millions of dollars and for extensive action to safeguard the marine environment.

Multraship operates a large fleet of tugs, floating sheerlegs, multi-purpose vessels and rescue tenders, equipped with modern salvage and fire-fighting equipment. A range of salvage equipment, including pumps, hoses, fire-fighting equipment, patching equipment, hydraulic cranes, etc. is held both on board and in store.

Multraship has a large network of suppliers of additional equipment and services that may be required for any kind of salvage operation, such as oil spill responders, divers, (STS) discharge capacity and HazMat experts. 

Readiness

Multraship is highly committed to Emergency Response Salvage, maintaining dedicated salvage stations and holding a standby agreement with the Zeeland Safety Region for the provision of fire-fighting tugs along the River Scheldt. The company holds a long-term contract with the Dutch government for the provision of Emergency Towing Services with the ETV ‘Guardian’, based in Den Helder. When wind conditions reach Beaufort 5 and above, the ETV will put to sea and make itself available to provide emergency assistance to drifting vessels or ships in distress, and to deliver life-saving services. In addition to its use as an Emergency Towing Vessel, the vessel can also be used as a platform for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.

 

Offshore services

Agile and reliable

Another Multraship added-value service is the one relating to the specialised towage, anchor-handling and associated requirements of the offshore energy industry. In addition to sea towage and anchor-handling operations, Multraship tugs and multipurpose craft work as heavy lift, support, standby, supply and crew-tender vessels. 

Multraship holds exclusive call-off agreements with several oil majors for rig moves/anchor-handling operations and with a major marine contractor for anchor-handling assistance during windfarm installation work, all in the North Sea area.

Multraship has also secured long-term contracts for terminal duties, fi-fi standby and oil recovery duties in several ports and offshore Angola.

Sea Towage

Seasoned and tailor-made

Multraship has an enviable track record in sea towage operations. These specialist services are available to clients who need reliable transportation options through and beyond European waters. Sea towage services range from the transportation of all types of seagoing vessels to dredging and offshore equipment, heavy-lift barges, floating cranes and dry-docks.

Depending on specific requirements, Multraship’s specialist sea towage department can provide ongoing, reliable advice at all times, and can put in place a suitable leading tug and/or assisting tugs, as well as organise port agents and resolve local compliance issues in ports of departure and arrival. Our clients can call on an invaluable tailor-made, door-to-door service and 24-hour availability of our team of proven experts.

Port services

Flexible and all-round

Through our subsidiaries, Verenigde Bootlieden and Montis Mooring, we are the leading providers of boatmen and specialist maritime services in the port of Terneuzen, whilst Scheldt Maritime Services provides a variety of dispatch and reporting services. 

Amongst the specialist services we provide, our core activities are mooring and unmooring services, quartermastering, transport and storage, crew and passenger transport and fresh water supply. 

Scheldt Maritime Services handles the planning of tugs in the ports of Terneuzen, Ghent, Flushing, Antwerp and Rotterdam. Its services in the port of Terneuzen also include the planning of boatmen and wheelmen and the dispatch of practically all maritime services on and around the water, such as taxi services, provisioning, water deliveries and shipping information.

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“WE CAN'T TAKE ANY RISKS OF DELAYS WITH OUR CARGO. MULTRASHIP HAVE A PERFECT UNDERSTANDING OF THIS. THEIR TARIFF STRUCTURE IS STRAIGHTFORWARD AND TRANSPARENT.”
NETE EGEBJERG, GENERAL MANAGER
OPERATIONS, EVERGAS

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Make a difference
at Multraship

Working at Multraship means 100% commitment, every day, to making the difference. It means ensuring that challenging projects are completed successfully, day in and day out. Whether towing a 230-metre bulk carrier from Gent to Terneuzen, warping a ULCC in the port of Luanda or Bourgas, or helping with the construction of an offshore wind farm, your role is vital.

In our family-run company, with maritime roots going back more than 230 years, we have learnt to trust each other and to work as a team on projects involving about fifty of the company’s vessels. The lines of responsibility are short and we take pride in our commitment to support our clients by providing smart, safe and effective solutions

Do you want to make a difference at Multraship? Join the family!

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“MULTRASHIP ARE A GENUINE FAMILY BUSINESS. IT'S IN THEIR BLOOD AS THEY INVEST IN THEIR PEOPLE AND FLEET AND ARE WHOLLY COMMITTED. OPERATIONALLY THEY DO A GREAT JOB, WHICH SERVES THE NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD WELL AND KEEPS US FRONTLINE.”  
CAPTAIN (RNLN) RONALD BLOK MSC.
DIRECTOR, NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

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Multraship Towage & Towage

Schuttershofweg 1
P.O. Box 72
4530 AB Terneuzen
The Netherlands