Definition of towage in English:



mass noun
  • 1usually as modifier The action or process of towing a vehicle or boat.

    ‘a harbour towage company’
    • ‘In the unlikely event that the police do find that a vehicle has been unjustly impounded by one of their members and they return the vehicle, who will pay the towage and storage costs?’
    • ‘A garage submitted an invoice to the car owner's insurance company for a towage fee of €300 for bringing the car from the scene of the accident to the garage.’
    • ‘The barge was being towed by a tug registered in Azerbaijan and owned by C on time charter to U. The towage contract between B and U contained an EJC to the English Court.’
    • ‘The Plaintiffs in the action had entered into a towage contract with Lambert Eggink Offshore Transport Consultants.’
    • ‘In The Robert Dixon 5 PD 54, a tug failed to recover salvage remuneration when she had carelessly towed a vessel too close a lee shore and, following failure of the towage connection, had to embark on a rescue of the tow.’
    • ‘The 28-year relationship between the two towage companies will continue beyond the handover and they will continue to work together.’
    • ‘Other assets include two specialised marine terminals for oil and gas exports with a 15-year main towage contract with Shell at Braefoot Bay in place.’
    • ‘The fact that the owners are unable to recover the towage charges under Rule XI in the present case does not seem to me to be anomalous.’
    • ‘And once again the professionalism of Australian maritime workers response teams has been crucial in the emergency towage operation to free the vessel from the Reef.’
    • ‘Three maritime workers in Queensland face disciplinary action and may be sacked by their ship towage employer for attending the rally.’
  • 2A charge for towing a boat.

    ‘up to £125 for emergency repairs, including labour costs and towage’
    • ‘In a bid to remain in the top position, the MPA says it will continue to develop its facilities, as well as offer quality maritime services such as bunkering and towage.’
    • ‘Since then, MV ‘Nomad’ has been busy with various other operations including coastal towage, berthage assistance and buoy/light handling and positioning.’
    • ‘Most of the waterway network, however, conserved traditional techniques or adopted alternative technologies because of the cost of towage, its limited capacity and the bottlenecks it created.’