Svitzer has been delivering towage services to Nustar in Point Tupper since 2010. The extension that comes into effect on 1 August 2020 supports Nustar’s Point Tupper Oil Storage facility with three tugs on time charter, performing berthing and unberthings for calling tankers and safety standby services at the terminal.
“NuStar takes pride in being an industry leader in safety performance, environmental stewardship, operational excellence, and community service, so we are very pleased to continue our partnership with Svitzer because they share those same corporate values,” said Blaise MacDonnell, Vice President and General Manager of the NuStar Point Tupper Terminal.
“They are an outstanding business partner with a proven commitment to safety and the environmental excellence, exceptional customer service and giving back to those in need, and we look forward to building on our relationship with them.”
Commenting on the extension, Arjen Van Dijk, Managing Director, Svitzer Americas, said:
“We are proud of the strong relationship we have with Nustar and we are happy that they have chosen us to continue on as their marine services partner for the next five years. At Svitzer, we are continuously looking to stabilise and expand our operations in Eastern Canada. We are committed to support our customers and determined to grow our business in the region over the coming years. Our strategy for the Americas is to pursue further growth within a careful selection of projects and ports that fit our portfolio and capabilities well, and where our multi-local presence will make us a more efficient and reliable partner to our customers.”
With this long-term agreement Svitzer delivers on its promise of commitment to customers and operations in Eastern Canada while positioning them well to grow their regional presence with one or two exciting new prospects over the coming years. In the Americas region, Svitzer employs 835 people, delivering marine services to global and regional customers across 14 countries.