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.

To effectively establish health, environment, quality, and safety practices, SAAM Towage maintains industry standard certification in ISM (Health and Environment), ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14000:2015 (Environment), and ISO 45001:2018 (Health and Safety). We are also members of Green Marine, an international initiative which focuses on environmental stewardship and sustainable operations. Additionally, we participate in Climate Smart, a voluntary initiative where we track all Scope 1, 2, and 3 levels of emissions to determine our overall annual carbon footprint to then create a reduction action plan.  Finally, we also take part in the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s (VFPA) ECHO program and are annually recognised for our participation in the VFPA’s EcoAction Program by being presented with their Blue Circle Award
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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

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