Definition of towage in US English:

towage

noun

  • 1usually as modifier The action or process of towing.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 28-year relationship between the two towage companies will continue beyond the handover and they will continue to work together.’
    • ‘Three maritime workers in Queensland face disciplinary action and may be sacked by their ship towage employer for attending the rally.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2A charge for towing a boat or vehicle.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

towage

/ˈtōij//ˈtoʊɪdʒ/