SAAM SMIT Towage Canada has long-standing roots in British Columbia, having operated along the Pacific coast for over 70 years. Originally known as Rivtow, a family-owned coastal and harbour towage company, SAAM SMIT Towage focuses on harbour towage and tanker escorts.

Serving seven ports – Vancouver, New Westminster, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Stewart, Squamish and Port Mellon – SAAM SMIT Towage Canada operates 23 tugs with a capacity of up to 85 tons of bollard pull.

Thanks to a diverse fleet, SAAM SMIT Towage Canada can provide the required power to service a variety of vessels and continues to invest in fleet modernization to meet increased demands for tug power. For example, two new vessels are currently under construction.

With a reputation for service and reliability, SAAM SMIT Towage Canada invests in continual professional development of its employees. Staff are encouraged to train and continually upgrade their skills which is a testament to the company’s long-standing commitment to employees and their resulting loyalty. As a tribute to its family roots, regular social events are held to allow staff an opportunity to team build and create memories.

To effectively establish health, environment, quality, and safety practices, SAAM SMIT Towage Canada maintains industry standard certification in ISM (health and environment), ISO 9001:2008 (quality), ISO 14000 (environment), and OHSAS 18000 (health and safety). We are also members of Green Marine, an international initiative which focuses on environmental stewardship and sustainable operations.

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The SAAM SMIT Towage Canada team achieved the highest international safety, quality and environmental accreditations issued by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance.