Empresas Taylor dedicates a new Port Services Launch, strengthening presence in Concepción Bay

The unit is part of an investment plan aimed at optimizing services of its related company, Ian Taylor, in Chile and Peru.

In the year of its fiftieth anniversary, Empresas Taylor has developed an investment plan in Chile and Peru with the purpose of renewing and strengthening the fleet of its leading subsidiary, Ian Taylor, thus fulfilling its commitment to provide excellent service to its customers.

In fulfillment of this aim the Pilot and Port Launch “Taylor Alicura” received the traditional blessing and dedication at Berth N°1 of Talcahuano TTP Terminal, becoming the first of three units which the company will receive this year and which will reinforce Ian Taylor’s fleet of launches in Chile.

“These launches and others we are planning will allow us to give safe and efficient support to vessels calling at Chilean ports,” stated Christopher Taylor, Executive Vice President of Empresas Taylor.

Referring to Empresas Taylor’s Investment Plan Christopher Taylor added that, in addition to the new launches in Chile, the Company is also increasing its fleet of Tugs in Peru. “Shortly, Ian Taylor Peru will commission and dedicate a couple of ASD Tugs of more than 60 tons Bollard Pull, built by Damen, the Dutch Shipbuilder, one of which is FiFi-1 enabled, allowing us to enhance our Tug offer in Peru.”

The Pilot and Port Launch “Taylor Alicura” was built in 2016 at the Ascon shipyard in Puerto Montt and is steel hulled, has a capacity for transporting up to 11 passengers and crew, a Bollard Pull of 6.5 tons and an operational speed of 12 knots.

The launch was dedicated by Father German Hermosilla, Pastor of the Parish of “Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria” of Tomé, and the Lady Sponsor was Mrs. Gabriela Schmidt.

Shortly, the Company shall receive Launches “Batro” and “Calafquen”, which shall be stationed at Valparaiso Bay and Coquimbo Bay, respectively.