Tug convention switches from Panama to Hamburg in 2014

The 2014 International Tug and Salvage Convention has been moved from Panama to Hamburg, Germany.

With the Panamanian presidential elections scheduled to take place in early May 2014, the elections would directly affect the dates that had been selected for ITS. Panama has only the one convention center and it will be used in its entirety for the elections. Thus the convention center could not guarantee the dates convention officials had been allocated.

Thus, on very short notice, the convention will return to Hamburg after an absence of 35 years. ITS 2014, the 23rd International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention and Exhibition, will now take place at the CCH Congress Centrum in Hamburg from June 16–20, 2014. Updates will appear online at www.tugandosv.com.