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In June 2017 the Port of Townsville issued a licence for port towage services with Smit Lamnalco for five years, with an option for two additional years.

Smit Lamnalco maintains three azimuth stern drive tugs in the port: SL Herbert and SL Leichardt, both Damen-built 2810 design vessels of 58 tonnes bollard pull. The two tugs are supplemented by SL Gibson, an Imamura Shipyard-built vessel producing 57 tonnes bollard pull.

Towage services are as per the The Smit Lamnalco Australia Standard Towage Agreement (incorporating the United Kingdom Standard Conditions for Towage and Other Services (revised 1986). A copy is available here

For further information about Townsville towage services including current charges please contact:

Smit Lamnalco Towage Australia

Gate B51, Unit 5
11–13 Friendship Road, Port Botany

NSW 2036 Sydney Australia

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T Work+61 2 9695 0700

F Fax+61 2 9666 6411



Located 1,360 kilometres north of Brisbane, The Port of Townsville is a world-class gateway for trade and investment.