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Part of Boskalis

Part of Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global dredging and marine expert providing services to the dredging, inland infra and energy offshore sectors.
Through SMIT we are active in towage and salvage.

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SMIT, a member of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., provides the following services:


Harbour Towage

Through our strategic towage joint ventures Keppel Smit Towage (Far East and South East Asia), Saam Smit Towage (the Americas) and Kotug Smit Towage (Europe) we provide assistance to incoming and outgoing seagoing vessels – including ro-ro ships, oil and chemical tankers, container ships, reefers and mixed cargo ships – in the world’s biggest ports. With a versatile fleet of tugs we operate tug services in 35 countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Panama, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan and Australia.

Terminal services

Smit Lamnalco offers a full range of services for the operation and management of onshore and offshore terminals. Providing support for the berthing and unberthing of oil and LNG tankers is the core activity in this segment.


SMIT Salvage is able to provide assistance to ships in distress (emergency response (OPA-90), wreck removal, environmental care and consultancy) anywhere in the world and at any time. It does this by operating out of four locations which are strategically situated in relation to the main international shipping routes: Rotterdam, Houston, Cape Town and Singapore.

SMIT has the advanced technology and expertise needed to remove hazardous substances such as bunker fuel from wrecks and has a successful track record in salvaging ships.

The activities Transport & Heavy Lift, SMIT Marine Projects and Subsea have been combined under the Boskalis brandname. Boskalis is active in the offshore energy market and through the various activities is able to offer integrated contracting and service solutions.