Asian Tug Technology &
Salvage Conference 24-25 September 2018, 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: 24-25 September 2018

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.  

Watch a selection of interviews with some of the key speakers from last year's conference:


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 Asian Tug Technology & Salvage 2017:

“This is an eye opener focus for tug technology and salvage operation and IMO Regulations”
Elmer M. Magallanes, Hi-Energy Marine Services

“Very productive for the enforcement programme”
Leonardo Segador, Sedar Tug Services Corp

“Good discussion & interaction with plenty of innovative ideas of tug operation/design”
Michael Chen, Wartsila

“Very worthwhile and insightful industry direction and tug technologies”
Bernabe Gallardo, Samson Rope

“Well worth the trip to Singapore”
Shaun Coxall, Voith

“Very informative”
Chris Chua, CHO Ship Management

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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