Our History


Our history and milestones

With strong roots where we operate, we are not only a company with a history but also a company with a strong commitment and principles that guide our approach to safety, people, tugboats, and efficient solutions.

+27-year trajectory
5 ports
  • 2019

    A 2nd azimuth tug, SAAM Itza, joins the fleet

  • 2015

    SAAM Guatemala begins operations in Puerto Quetzal with the 1st ASD tugboat in Guatemala SAAM America.

  • 2005

    The JV between SAAM and Expertajes Maritimos is born, beginning with the operations of the Amazonas I tugboat.

  • 1992

    Marex begins operations in Puerto Quetzal with the Carolyn B tugboat.

  • 1975

    Expertajes Maritimos (Marex) is founded.

  • 1965

    Captain Lewis Nadle establishes the first towing and pilotage company in Guatemala and begins operations in Puerto Barrios with the ex-USN tugboat YTL CONTIGO.