What we do

Service, price, expertise – we have it all!

SMS Towage : The largest independent port tug operator in the UK

SMS Towage has grown into the largest independent port tug operator in the UK.

We operate a modern fleet of ten tugs from the Humber, the fourth busiest trading estuary in Europe, a fleet of three in the Bristol Channel for customers using the South Wales ports of Cardiff, Barry and Newport, and a further fleet of two at Belfast Harbour.

SMS Towage : Specialists in harbour towage

Our harbour towage service looks after any size of vessel docking into or sailing from port and we supply to the North Sea offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors, including towage of rigs and barges and provision of sea transport.

SMS Towage : Special Projects

As well as providing safe, efficient and friendly services to our loyal customers, our in-depth knowledge allows us to work on many special, one-off projects.

The SMS management team has a huge amount of industry expertise that complements the skills and experience of our crews. Our level of service truly sets us apart.

You’ll like working with us - we make it straightforward and stress free.

SMS Towage : The largest independent port tug operator in the UK SMS Towage : Specialists in harbour towage SMS Towage : Special Projects