Nakilat’s towage services are managed by Nakilat SvitzerWisjmuller (NSW), a joint venture established in 2006 between Nakilat and Svitzer Middle East Limited. The latter is part of international towage operator Svitzer, which is wholly-owned by Danish shipping group A. P. Moller (Maersk).
NSW operates a fleet of 26 vessels, which includes 25 NSW-owned vessels. The fleet comprises of tug boats, pilot boats, line boats, crew boats and other harbor craft, based in the Port of Ras Laffan as well as operating in the offshore fields off Halul Island. NSW offers a range of services including towing, escorting, berthing, pilot support, line handling services afloat and ashore, emergency response, and marine maintenance support.