Singapore-headquartered PSA Marine has acquired Tramarsa Flota and its subsidiaries in Peru from Grupo Romero through a stock purchase to boost its global fleet to more than 100 tugs and harbour vessels
Tramarsa Flota, headquartered in Lima, Peru, provides integrated towage services along the coast and in Peruvian ports. It owns 45 vessels used for towage, pilotage, launching, mooring and offshore services in 10 major Peruvian ports with a team of more than 600 people, including 30 marine pilots.
PSA Marine managing director Peter Chew said this strategic move strengthens the group’s international towage and pilotage network. “This is an exciting milestone,” he said. “We welcome Tramarsa Flota to our PSA Marine global family.”
Tramarsa Flota managing director Enrique Andres Tarazona Soria will continue to lead the subsidiary of PSA Marine. “We are committed to delivering services and maintaining a strong foothold in our maritime operations along the Peruvian coastline,” said Mr Soria.
Tramarsa Flota owns a fleet of 17 tugs, 23 launches, two dive supply vessels, two barges, one fuel storage vessel and three remotely operated vehicles operating in the oil and gas business.
It works with the Peruvian Maritime Authority, National Port Authority and other stakeholders to deliver port and towage services to ships docking and unberthing at the nation’s ports.
This stock purchase agreement was signed by Mr Chew and Marco Peschiera, chief executive of Inversiones Piuranas and Grupo Piurano de Inversiones, in Lima on 12 February 2020.
With the acquisition of Tramarsa Flota, PSA Marine now operates in seven countries globally with a fleet of over 100 harbour vessels and 300 harbour pilots.
PSA Marine owns and operates more than 70 tugs in Peru, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Oman and Singapore.
It also provides crew transfer services for the growing offshore windfarm support markets in Europe and Taiwan.