Local Expertise

SAAM Towage Uruguay is a multinational company that provides services for international trade through different segments: harbour towage, offshore assistance and salvage, river freight, stowage, and unstowage of bulk cargo.
We have a fleet of 8 tugboats, 4 pushers, and 13 barges, as well as pontoons and floating cranes for the civil works sector. We have our own cranes and conveyor belts for loading and unloading operations.

Operating in Uruguay for more than 25 years, we are leaders in the harbour towage market, serving all domestic ports and complying with the highest safety and operational excellence standards. Our experienced and committed team is available 24/7 and focused on serving our clients, placing security at the core of our operations.

In the river freight segment, we serve cabotage traffic between Uruguayan and Argentinean ports on Uruguay, de la Plata, and Paraná rivers, with intense activity at the ports of Nueva Palmira, Fray Bentos, and Paysandú. The main products transported are solid bulk, especially agricultural products like soybeans, corn, and barley, along with fertilizers, coal, cement, stone, and others.

In the civil works sector, we participated in projects to expand the Port of Montevideo and modernize the Port of Nueva Palmira, as well as assisting with dredging tasks with our fleet of floating pontoons and cranes.

We have the most modern and powerful fleet in the Uruguayan market, prepared to meet the requirements of our customers. Over the years, we have continuously modernized our fleet hand in hand with port development.

Our tug the Maneador, with 85 tons of bollard pull, is the most powerful in the region.


We are

  • 1- Paysandú
  • 2- Fray Bentos
  • 3- Nueva Palmira
  • 4- Montevideo (Headquarters)
  • 5- José Ignacio