History
  • 1992: On 1 May PKL started to provide towing services in Estonia and also offered passenger shipping, bunkering, bilge water collection and craning services. Over 360 harbour fleet employees were hired to carry out this work


  • 1994 - 1998: with the exception of tugs, all floatal units were delivered to special companies


Old Tugs
First generation of tugs
  • 1999: a fleet modernization and renewal program was implemented starting with the purchase of a tractor tug. Older tugboats were replaced with newer ones and since that time PKL has taken delivery of a number of new ASD tugs (35-65 tons bollard pull).


  • 2002: PKL started operating in port of Riga, Latvia


  • 2008: PKL merged with Ventspils tugboat company 'Ostas Flote SIA' making it the largest tugboat company in Latvia 'PKL Flote AS'.


  • 2014: PKL Estonia was acquired by Alfons Hakans Oy Ab
    and was renamed as 'Alfons Hakans AS'. As a result of the acquisition, Alfons Hakans is the largest towage company in Finland and the Baltics with over 40 tugs in operation in Finland, Estonia and Latvia.