Our operations along Canada’s Pacific coast date back more than seventy years to Rivtow, a family company offering coastal and harbor towage. Today, as SAAM Towage, we specialize in harbor towage and oil tanker escort.

We operate 23 tugs at 7 ports: Vancouver, New Westminster (Fraser River), Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Stewart, Squamish and Port Mellon.

We regularly upgrade our diverse fleet to supply the power needed to service a variety of ships.

Our tugs have up to 85 tons of bollard pull and we boast the only tug in Canada with IMO Tier III emissions certification, which makes a significant contribution to the environment while delivering exceptional performance. This vessel was specially designed to assist with propane exports from the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal.

In order to effectively build a culture of continuous improvement in the areas of health, environment, quality and safety, we have earned certification under ISO 9001:2008 (Quality), ISO 14000 (Environment) OHSAS 18000 (Occupational Hygiene and Safety) and ISM – International Safety Management Code (Hygiene and Environment). We are also members of Green Marine, a North American non-profit focused on improving the environmental impact of the marine industry.

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Travis Pow

411-1930 Pandora Street,

Vancouver, BC V5C 0C7


+ 1 604 250 7354
+ 1 604 251 0202

24hr Dispatch:
+604 252 2800

To reach dispatch please call:
+1 888 253 8850
+604 202 3220

Or email dispatch:
YVR Dispatch