Inland Marine Towing Services
New Orleans, Louisiana

Quality Services Focused on Safety & Efficiency

Harbor Towing & Fleeting provides quality barge towing & shifting through the locks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans. We mainly work with tank barge customers who specialize in petrochemicals but also assist other marine companies who work with dry cargo and heavy equipment.

Whether our mariners are tripping barges through the locks in the Port of New Orleans, shifting barges from one dock to another or conducting stand-by work at a nearby refinery, they accomplish these operations with vessels that are kept in first-class condition and outfitted with the latest equipment and technology.

Our Fleet:

Harbor Towing & Fleeting manages four tugboats:

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Star Fleet

Located at LMR MM91 AHP RDB, our fleeting facility encompasses 4000 linear feet of barge docking space with 23 monopiles featuring our own robust mooring lines.

Each vessel is operated by seasoned, professional mariners. Many of whom are dedicated, long-term employees.

Our mariners have a tremendous amount of knowledge about the areas we navigate. Both our company and our employees have exceptional safety records and are focused on taking the time and effort to do the job right.

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Silver Fox Tugboat

M/V Silver Fox

Length – 65.8 ft
Breadth – 26 ft
Power – 1440 hp
Fuel – 18000 gal.
Potable Water – 6000 gal.
Year Built – 1975
Assigned Crew – 6

Pamela Ann Tugboat

M/V Pamela Ann

Length – 64.5 ft
Breadth – 31.9 ft
Power – 1350 hp
Fuel – 20000 gal.
Potable Water – 20000 gal.
Year Built – 1961
Assigned Crew – 6

Wendy C Tugboat

M/V Wendy C

Length – 61.8 ft
Breadth – 24.1 ft
Power – 1000 hp
Fuel – 10000 gal.
Potable Water – 3000 gal.
Year Built – 1977
Assigned Crew – 6

Todd G Tugboat

M/V Todd G

Length – 55 ft
Breadth – 24.1 ft
Power – 800 hp
Fuel – 8000 gal.
Potable Water – 3000 gal.
Year Built – 1981
Assigned Crew – 4

Benefits of Inland Marine Transportation

Inland waterways deliver vital goods and resources all throughout our nation. From the economy to job creation and environmental conservation, the marine transportation industry keeps our country moving forward.

  • The tugboat & barge industry contributes $33.8 billion to the United States GDP
  • The industry creates over 300,000 jobs for our citizens
  • These vessels transport upwards of 760 million tons of commodities each year
  • Maritime workers partner with the U.S. Coast Guard to protect homeland security
  • Tugboats produce less emissions than other modes of transportation. Marine transportation produces 2% of US Transportation emissions. Aircrafts contribute 9% and heavy-duty trucks contribute 23%.

Source: American Waterways Operators & EPA

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Commitment to Safety

We understand that safety is of paramount importance in our industry – and it shows in the results we bring to our customers every day. As one of the premier fleeting and towboat companies in Louisiana, we are dedicated to providing your company with everything needed to get the job done safely and correctly every time.

Read about our safety procedures surrounding COVID-19.