Harbor Towing & Fleeting:
Marine Transportation Since 1970

Our History

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Excellence

Founded in 1970 by Gerald D. Clower, the company continues to thrive as a family business owned and operated by Gerald’s son, Gerald E. “Jerry” Clower and grandson Todd G. Clower.

Over the years the Clower family expanded the company considerably, growing from two vessels to four state-of-the-art tugboats – and redeveloping 4000 linear feet of barge fleeting space located between Algiers Lock and Industrial Lock.

Harbor Towing & Fleeting Leadership

Vision & Mission

Gerald "Jerry" E Clower: CEO

Humble Roots

Gerald’s vision was to offer barge lines the convenience of a first-class New Orleans towing and fleeting company. His vision still guides the company in the 21st century.

Approximately 95% of our business is transporting and fleeting petroleum barges. The company, however, is equipped to handle dry cargo, scrap, and specialty jobs.

We are proud to maintain a family business environment with an emphasis on personal service and attention to our customers’ needs.

What Makes Harbor Towing Different?

  • We’re driven by a deep commitment to safety.

  • We’re dedicated to environmental stewardship.

  • We’re focused on providing an exceptional level of service.

For more information about the services we provide, feel free to contact us today.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Gerald "Jerry" Clower – President & Owner

Gerald E. “Jerry” Clower

President / Owner

Todd G. Clower

Todd G. Clower

CEO / Owner

Michael C. Nation

Michael C. Nation

Vice President, Operations, and Compliance

Rusty Barkerding

Robert “Rusty” Barkerding

External Affairs

Jimmy Baer

Jimmy Baer

Port Captain

Debbie Willis

Debbie Wills

Office Manager