SVITZER is established in 1833 and has over the years developed itself into one of the global leading towage and Salvage Company. With 4500 employees and 500 vessels, we are operating in 100+ locations in 40 countries. SVITZER is 100% owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk.
SVITZER Salvage offers Preparedness-, Emergency Response- and Wreck Removal services based upon a global set-up with 120 employees. SVITZER Salvage has a 20% global market share in Emergency Response salvage. In addition we have a strong safety and environmental focus and track record.
SVITZER Salvage headquarters is located in Ijmuiden, the Netherlands. We have regional offices in Miami (United States), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Athens (Greece), Singapore, Cape Town (South Africa), Seoul (Korea) and Sydney (Australia) that allows us to have global coverage with dedicated hardware, warehouses, agents and long term relations with subcontractors. This strong network allows SVITZER to conduct an average of 80 salvage contracts a year globally and respond to any remote location around the globe.
SVITZER recognizes the raised safety awareness of marine governments, shipping companies, Oil & Gas operators with the backing of marine underwriters & liability insurers, hence SVITZER maintaining a dedicated global Preparedness department to provide such services to our clients whereby SVITZER becomes the client’s “Preferred loss prevention partner”.
Preparedness services also include the highly professional trainings offered by the unique concept of the SVITZER Salvage Academy:
Emergency response and crisis management courses developed to train crew, shore staff, and other key maritime stakeholders in preventing accidents – or responding to them in the best possible way; The training curriculum is based on the knowledge and experience gained by our SVITZER Salvage experts; Courses typically range from short lectures to the DNV certified Salvage Experience Master Class: a fully interactive, two-day session; Being close to our Customers is important, for 2012 courses will be held in the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Greece, South Korea, Denmark and Cyprus.