Groupe Océan signed a 10-year contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica for providing harbour towage services at Kingston Harbour. The new contract represents the initial step into a new direction, namely, exporting harbour towing services beyond Océan’s domestic base, and pursuit of Océan’s development plans 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 harbour towing services. Three latest generation tug boats from Océan’s fleet will be in service and will officially start operations at the end of June. In total, some 40 jobs will be created.
“Océan has been growing and developing over the last few years. The announcement is much more than a contract for harbour 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.