First Hong Kong Z-Tech model 4,000-HP tug "Gullin" was built and added to South China Towing's tug fleet.
First 5,000-HP tug "Shenyang" was built and added to South China Towing's tug fleet.
First 4,000-HP tug "Shunde" was built and added to South China Towing's tug fleet.
On February 5, 2000, tug "Shanwei" was engaged to spray water and hoist banner for the Sino Land
ceremony in Victoria Harbour to promote the Island Resort.
MT Shantou was engaged to perform two deep-sea towage jobs and to tow a cable laying barge from HK to Shanghai
and a 140-metre dredger from Hong Kong to Laem Chabang, Thailand.
In 1995, operations expanded into providing tug assistance to infrastructure development projects such as the
reclamation of the Kowloon West, and the construction of Kap Shui Mun Bridge and the famous Tsing-Ma Bridge, the world's
biggest suspension bridge of its day.
In December 1992, South China Towing expanded into offshore operations, providing towage services
for ship-to-ship transfer outside Hong Kong waters.
In 1991 our service was extended to coastal towage and we were awarded the contract to
tow a 3,500 DWT cargo vessel from the Western Anchorage, Hong Kong harbour to Wen
Chong Shipyard at Huangpu, PRC, and to tow a dredger, which had sustained bow damage,
from outside Macau waters back to Hong Kong. And we were also engaged in a number of
jobs for towing vessels which had encountered engine problems, from a distance of about
100 nautical miles outside HK waters back to the territory waters.
On 9th March 1988, "USS Peleliu LHA 5", Tarawa-class assault ship was escorting by tug Suzhou while entering Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong.
At the same day, "USS Peleliu LHA 5" was assisted by tugs 'Shantou', 'Suzhou' and 'Lilivia' in safe Victoria Harbor.
On 13th March 1987, "South China Towing Co. Ltd." was established.