About Us

About Us

A Letter From Our Owners

While the name Saltchuk is not widely known, many of our companies provide critical services in remote markets and are household names in the communities they serve: Saltchuk Marine, TOTE, Saltchuk Aviation, Saltchuk Logistics, Tropical Shipping, and NorthStar Energy represent key lines of business that comprise Saltchuk. We work hard and are committed to providing stable and financially sound ownership to our operating companies, including the capital for reinvestment and growth.

Our companies are often referred to as asset-intensive because of the specialized equipment they use. But our most valuable asset is not a truck, tugboat, airplane, or ship–it’s the people who work throughout our family of companies. As shareholders, we value the contribution of every employee and are always seeking to grow our diverse teams with people who share our values and take pride in the work they do. In turn, Saltchuk companies help their teams succeed with opportunities to learn and grow, develop skills, and advance in their careers.

Our values are key to our success and unite our operations under the same mission:

  • Safety, so that every one of our employees returns home to their families each night.
  • Reliability, because our companies provide essential services to some of the most remote communities in the country.
  • Commitment, encompasses our promise to make a difference and contribute to the long-term success of our people and the communities and environments in which we work.

As a family business, we have challenged ourselves to pass Saltchuk on to our own children in even better shape than when we took on ownership. We invite you to explore our site, visit our job board or contact one of our companies to learn more about how we can work together.


Saltchuk Shareholders