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Based in Seattle, Washington, Foss offers a complete range of maritime transportation and logistics services. Whether it’s solving transportation challenges in remote parts of the world or efficiently handling everyday harbor jobs, Foss prides itself on always offering customers safe and innovative solutions.

For more than a century, Foss Maritime has set the standard for marine transportation with leading edge technology, engineering, and shipbuilding. Combining global reach with local expertise, Foss is recognized for its state-of-the-art fleet, experienced and dedicated crews, knowledgeable customer service staff, and world-class engineers.

Along with our independent subsidiaries the company employs thousands of people throughout the United States. With hundreds of tugs and barges we provide harbor services and transportation operations in all major U.S. West Coast ports – including the Columbia and Snake River system. Internationally, Foss supports customers across the Pacific Rim, in Europe, South America and the Arctic.

Every day, our tugboats, barges and people are at work helping our customers succeed in a competitive and challenging market. With a company-wide commitment to safety and the environment, our seasoned crews and staff provide our customers with safe, reliable service to get the job done right.

In addition to transportation and maritime logistics, Foss also provides engineering and shipbuilding services. The company’s mobile response repair service can send a team of maritime engineers to service vessels anywhere in North America within 24 hours. With two full-service shipyards and an expert marine engineering group, Foss helps customers throughout the entire life cycle of a project, which includes analyzing vessel and equipment requirements for a specific job, to designing a new build or vessel modification through to production and proper outfitting of the vessel.

Our Ownership

Foss Maritime Company is wholly owned by Saltchuk Resources, a privately owned family investment company formed in 1982 and based in the Pacific Northwest.

Saltchuk has over $2 billion of assets invested in numerous operating companies in several different business groups, including deep water shipping logistics, ship management, tug and barge operations, fuel distribution, and trucking.

Foss regularly partners with its sister companies in the Saltchuk portfolio to offer a diverse range of maritime transportation services. Please visit our Global Network to learn more.