Who is CTOW?

Three companies from the Low Countries – good for 500 years of combined experience – have laid the groundwork for a new venture that offers unique and dedicated maritime services to its clients. Collectively known as CTOW (Combined Marine Terminal Operations Worldwide), these three leaders in maritime service will combine their knowledge, skill and equipment to offer worldwide assistance at dedicated marine terminals.

Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering (DEME)

DEME is an international group of maritime companies active on five continents. Its roots can be traced back 150 years with Dredging International and Baggerwerken Decloedt. DEME is an absolute authority in the fields of dredging, environmental remediation, marine engineering, port construction, and offshore oil & gas activities. They also own and operate one of the most modern and versatile dredging fleets in the sector.


Herbosch-Kiere is a leading Belgian company active in the Benelux, France and the UK. With a century of experience in maritime service, Herbosch-Kiere has become a specialist in river- and harbour works, the construction of embankments, quay-walls, salvage & wreck removal and coastal protection. They are also active in environmental works.


Multraship, a division of the Dutch Muller Maritime Group, has almost 250 years of experience in the shipping industry. Since 1911, the focus has been on towage and salvage. Multraship’s core activities include harbour towage, salvage, wreck removal, deep-sea towage and services to the dredging, offshore and wind-farm industries. They operate and manage a large fleet of tugs and other vessels manned by highly-trained masters and crews.