Founded in 1991 by Tom Woolley, Josephine Woolley and Nick Dorman, the company was acquired by Forth Ports Ltd in 2021.
Forth Ports Ltd, has a proud legacy in the towage industry, owning and operating harbour tugs from the port of Leith since the 1950s, providing essential support for port traffic. In the 1980s, Forth Estuary Towage was formed as a subsidiary company to manage the towage contract for the Braefoot gas terminal.
In recent years, Forth Estuary Towage underwent significant investment making it one of the most advanced towage companies in the industry. As part of this transformation, a shift was made from older Voith Schneider Tugs to cutting-edge Azimuth Stern Drive Tugs.