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Foss Maritime is dedicated to industry innovation and creative solutions. From introducing the first tugboat launches in Tacoma in the late 1800’s to diesel tugboats and developing the first Tractor tugs and one‐of‐a‐kind hybrid tugs. Foss has been focused on optimizing our fleet from the very beginning. We continue to build, design and add state-of-the-art vessels to our powerful fleet and most recently added three ASD-90 Tier 4 tugs which meet the EPA’s highest emissions standards.
Foss is proud to serve our global community with specialized maritime services. From providing disaster relief efforts in the United States, Haiti and Puerto Rico and emergency rescue towing to most recently towing a decommissioned Navy vessel from the U.S. West Coast to Texas via the Panama Canal. During the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Foss assisted the USNS Mercy ship into to the Port of Los Angeles to serve as a backup hospital for the city of Los Angeles.
Everett Crane Move
Foss Maritime transported two gantry cranes from the Port of Los Angeles to the Port of Everett, for use at the Port’s South Terminal.
First U.S. Flagged LNG Bunker Barge
Foss Maritime has been deeply involved in the design and construction of the first U.S. flagged liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge, the Clean Jacksonville.
Delivery of Nations's Largest Floating Dock
Foss Maritime brought a semi-submersible ship carrying the nation’s largest floating drydock, the Vigorous, up the Willamette River to Vigor Industrial’s Portland, Oregon shipyard. Two Foss tugs, the Pacific Escort and the Tiger 9, now named the Kalama, assisted one of the world’s largest heavy-lift ships, the Blue Marlin, and its oversized drydock cargo safely upriver and on schedule.
Historic Final Voyage
In 2014, Foss escorted the USS Constellation aircraft carrier on her historic final voyage. The Kitty Hawk-class supercarrier, nicknamed “Connie” by her crew, was successfully towed by ocean tug Corbin Foss from Bremerton Naval Shipyard to Brownsville, Texas to be retired and scrapped. The 16,000-mile journey took 160 days, with Foss guiding the massive vessel along Mexico and Central and South America, passing through the Straits of Magellan before heading north to Texas.
Our safety culture has now progressed to the point where we are tracking our incident free time in months, not days. We provide frequent reports on the ever-growing number of Job Safety Analyses, Near Misses and Safety Observations that are being reported every day. We have multiple Regional Safety Committees that provide another venue to support our push to zero initiatives, and we continually review and discuss notable near misses and observations, safety alerts and safety bulletins.
The Foss Family
AmNav are certified by both domestic and international quality and safety standards, including:
Cook Inlet Tug & Barge are certified by both domestic and international quality and safety standards, including:
Young Brothers are certified by both domestic and international quality and safety standards, including:
Our mission it to provide maritime services without equal and unsurpassed customer service. Foss is the premier brand in harbor services on the U.S. West Coast. Additionally, as a Saltchuk company, Foss can delivery multi-conveyance logistics solutions in Alaska, the U.S. West Coast, the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and project logistics worldwide.
From containerized cargo movements to just in time air freight, energy distribution, and marine solutions to the most remote locations and harshest environments. A Saltchuk company can provide any solution.