Our Services


The FAIRPLAY-Group is involved in a widespread number of activities:


Harbour Towage

FAIRPLAY’s range of tugs provides towage services in various European ports. From Hamburg the ports of Wedel and Stade on River Elbe are served. From Rostock all ports along the German Baltic coast are taken care of. Furthermore Fairplay is active in Rotterdam, Antwerp and the Polish ports of  Szczecin, Swinoujscie and Gdynia.



Coastal Towage

FAIRPLAY’s tugs are designed to perform coastal and short sea towage operations



Deep Sea Towage and Offshore Services

Select tugs are used in deep sea towage, primarily between Europe, the US, Africa and the Mediterranean and in offshore services for oil-majors around the globe.



Emergency Response

Ships in distress always have priority to avoid loss of ship, cargo and lives but also to avoid environmental damages. With tugs stationed along the North-West-European coastline, FAIRPLAY is a professional salvor regularly involved in salvage operation


Coastal Protection

FAIRPLAY is a founding member of the ARGE Küstenschutz, a collaboration with another leading towage company in Germany. The German government is chartering two of the most versatile Emergency Towing Vessels (ETVs) from the ARGE Küstenschutz – the ETVs ‘BALTIC’, ‘NORDIC’ as well as the deep sea and offshore tug ‘FAIRPLAY-25’. ‘BALTIC’ is stationed in Rostock, ‘NORDIC’ 10 nm in the Northsea and ‘FAIRPLAY-25’ is stationed in Sassnitz. In addition, the ARGE Küstenschutz is operating the oil-recovery and firefighting-ship ‘KIEL’ stationed in Kiel.




To move pontoons, barges and other crafts, Fairplay has two pushboats stationed in Polish ports. One of these boats is operative in bunker-supplies in the Gdansk/Gdynia-area whereas the second of these 770 HP strong pushers is working on water-related construction projects along the Polish shoreline. With a draft of only 1,20m these pushers are able to operate in shallow waters.



Real Estate Management

FAIRPLAY Group manages a portfolio of real estate through Borchard Schiffahrts GmbH



The shipyard Theodor Buschmann GmbH & Co has built tugboats and inland watercrafts for numerous operators for almost 130 years. Today, the yard specializes in the conversion and repair of dredging equipment, barges and other watercrafts, as well as the construction of sophisticated steel structures.