Asian Tug Technology &
Salvage Conference 18-19 September 2017, Singapore

Asian Tug Technology &<br /> Salvage Conference

Asian Tug Technology & Salvage Conference

Strategic, commercial, operational and technical issues facing the tug and salvage industries in Asia

What: A two day event in Singapore covering tug and salvage issues from operational, commercial, technical and regulatory standpoints.

When: 18-19 September 2017

Regional activity

Asia is seeing buoyant demand in the tug and salvage sectors. Singapore is an epicentre of this activity. It is home to one of the world’s busiest ports, significant yards, owners, and equipment suppliers.  Singapore is also within easy reach of the industry regionally and internationally. And with 40 new tugs due to be delivered this year by Asian shipyards and a healthy forward order book, that includes highly specialised tonnage, the industry’s global supply chain has at least 40 powerful reasons to attend! 

Neighbouring Indonesia is home to both the world’s largest and fastest growing tug fleets. Major newbuilding yards are of course located in China, Vietnam and Malaysia. And the Japanese cluster is a major system and sub-system supplier to the tug and salvage industry.  

Spotlight on salvage

Equal priority is being given to the issues faced by the salvage industry in Asia’s busy waterways and sea lanes. Alongside tug and towage issues, our programme will focus on chemical and oil spill response, law, insurance and reinsurance, contracts and contract administration, claims and awards, LOF, Conventions and case studies on wreck removal.

Programme highlights:

  •  Updates from top Asian operators and port authorities 
  • Chemical and oil spill response
  • Outlook on industry growth, port upgrades and new terminals opening
  • Special focus and case study: Pilotage
  • Legal, insurance and reinsurance, contracts and contract administration issues
  • Tug designs for the next generation of towage operations
  • Claims and awards, Lloyd’s Open Form issues, key Conventions
  • Tenders in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
  • Orderbook analysis, newbuilding orders, repair and renewal
  • Case studies on wreck removal
  • Developments in tug propulsion systems (including batteries as main source of power)
  • Technology, power, propulsion and LNG fuel           

In short, Riviera’s Asian Tug Technology & Salvage Conference is a must-attend for owner/operators, port/ terminal operators, engine manufacturers, class societies, equipment suppliers, analysts, lawyers, insurers and regulators and other industry professionals with an interest in doing business in the tug and salvage sector in Asia.

Networking, exhibition, branding opportunities and registration

The programme allows for networking across the day. Opportunities include coffee breaks, lunch and an evening drinks reception. There will be a supporting exhibition alongside the event.

To learn more about branding and sponsorship opportunities please email


Testimonials from our other Asian events:

“It was brilliantly organised, well moderated and very interactive – amongst the best I have come across. In one sentence – the best in Singapore.”
Rajiv Biswas, Chellsea Pte Ltd.

"The event is really fitted and the duration – 2 days – is perfect. Very instructive conference covering almost all different aspects of the business.”
Christian de Bérail, Bourbon

"Excellent combination of interesting topics and networking." – Yrjar Garshol, Vice President Marketing - Offshore, Rolls-Royce Marine AS

"A very good mix of content (financial, technical, operations). A good mix of stakeholders (banks, owners, operators, shipyards.)"- Bernard Tan, Fleet Manager, Svitzer Asia Pte Ltd

"It's just excellent." -Shu Jun, General Manager, Focal Marine & Offshore

“Your conferences always serve to put me into direct contact with the market” - Robert Bohn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vanuatu Maritime Services

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Event Coordination
Caitriona Socratous
t: +44 20 8370 1731

Event Sales Asia/Middle East
Kym Tan
t: +65 6809 3098

Event Sales - rest of the world
Indrit Kruja
t: +44 20 8 370 7792