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Three tugboats were in charge of the maneuver at the Port of Callao.


September 05, Lima. SAAM Towage Peru recorded a new milestone by servicing the largest vessel to reach the west coast of South America. The Alexander Von Humboldt, belonging to the CMA CGM shipping company and part of the ACSA 1 service connecting Asia and South America, docked at the Port of Callao.

The ship measures 396 meters in length, 53.6 meters in beam and has a capacity of 16,590 TEUs. Due to its size, the vessel required the assistance of three tugboats with a bollard pull capacity of 70 tons.

The SAAM Towage Peru Country Manager Cristián Cifuentes commented, “Our fleet is equipped with high-powered tugboats, and our crew is highly trained in servicing large vessels. Operations like servicing the Alexander Von Humboldt allow us to demonstrate our versatility and flexibility.

SAAM Towage serves CMA CGM on 10,000 maneuvers per year in 11 countries.

The vessel will continue its route to Asia and is scheduled to call at the ports of Buenaventura, Posorja, Lazaro, Yokohoma, Busan and Shekou.

SAAM Towage has been operating in Peru since 2021. It operates in ten terminals in Peru, with ten tugboats assisting foreign trade. SAAM Towage has more than 210 tugs globally at more than 90 ports in the Americas. It performs over 140,000 maneuvers for around 40,000 vessels each year.