Marine Services

Marine Services

A strong family of marine services companies

A rich and storied history of innovation and service drives Saltchuk’s marine services companies. Founded in 1889 by Thea Foss, “Tugboat Annie” herself, Foss Maritime joined the Saltchuk family of companies in 1987. Today, Foss owns and operates one of the nation’s largest coastal tug and barge fleets, offering a broad range of green- and blue-water marine services in the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska and beyond.

Founded in 1900, Young Brothers (YB) is Hawaii’s foremost inter-island freight handling and transportation company, serving individuals and businesses alike, moving goods by barge among the Hawaiian Islands.

In Alaska, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge has been providing contract mail, passenger and cargo services between Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound and all the way to Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, Anchorage and Seward and as far south as Puget Sound since 1924.

Since 1976, AmNav has been the leading provider of marine and harbor services in the San Francisco Bay area and has expanded operations to Los Angeles/Long Beach and along the West Coast.

Versatile & Responsive Marine Services

With a keen use of technology, Saltchuk Marine companies: Foss Maritime, Young Brothers, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, and AmNav continue to lead the industry in innovative solutions, and environmental stewardship. In addition to marine services, Foss provides full technical and engineering services from naval architecture and marine engineering to vessel design, construction, and repair through its Pacific Northwest shipyard.

Saltchuk Marine Services

Quick Facts

  • $349+M annual revenue
  • 1,250 employees
  • 160+ vessels
  • Built and owns the world’s first Green Assist™ hybrid tug
  • Full-service Pacific Northwest shipyard
  • The only regularly scheduled common carrier authorized by the State of Hawaii to transport goods over water from one island to another