Tugnology '19 Liverpool | Introduction

Sponsors & supporting media

Tugnology is a unique two day, no frills, in-depth conference concentrating on tugs, and tugs alone. The ground-breaking, innovative and thought-provoking papers presented at Tugnology provide a detailed and invaluable insight into latest technological ideas and advances in our industry, covering design and construction, economics and operation. As a gathering of industry leaders and executive-level experts from around the world, Tugnology also offers an excellent opportunity for making business deals, networking, renewing old friendships and forging new professional relationships.

Tugnology '19 will take place in Liverpool on 14th and 15th May 2019 at the Arena and Conference Centre, LIverpool. After six hugely-successful Tugnology events, in Southampton in 2007 (183 delegates), Amsterdam in 2009 (274 delegates), Antwerp in 2011 (318 delegates), London in 2013 (324 delegates), again in London in 2015 (373 delegates) and Rotterdam in 2017 (392 delegates), we feel justifiably proud of our one of a kind event. Feedback from previous events tells us that the hands-on, nuts-and-bolts focus of the papers, and the lively forum sessions, have proved extremely popular with delegates. The immensely useful information and interaction they provide, together with the extensive networking opportunities at the event, have been shown to drive forward both business relationships and key elements of the development of our industry.

A great deal of thought goes into selecting papers and topics, and we concentrate on the key issues currently affecting the industry, including: fuel efficiency; tug safety;
performance optimisation; use of alternative fuels, including LNG and hybrid battery systems; and crew comfort. Deciding on papers to select for the event is never an easy task, and this year we expect to receive many more paper ideas than we have space for.

Add to the above all of the networking opportunities on offer for delegates, and we are set for another highly worthwhile event which is not to be missed. Further information on these networking sessions will be made available in due course.


I look forward to welcoming you at Tugnology '19.

Garth Manson
Managing Director
The ABR Company Ltd