Since 1997, SAAM SMIT Towage Mexico has offered state-of-the art tugs that provide towing services along the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Coast. Operations were further expanded in 2003 to provide offshore services for Pemex –Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company.

To accommodate the growing needs of local ports, SAAM SMIT Towage Mexico continually increases, modernizes, and improves its fleet to meet market demands. Currently SAAM SMIT Towage Mexico operates a total of 21 tugs from Lazaro Cardenas (Pacific Coast), Altamira, Tampico, Tuxpan, and Veracruz (Gulf of Mexico). These tugs collectively comprise more than 880 tons of bollard pull.

SAAM SMIT Towage Mexico also has 6 tugs providing offshore services. Our primary client is Pemex, but we also serve a range of other clients with tanker assistance, static towing, coastal towing and rig moves. The vessels are all modern ASD tugs ranging from 70 to 90 tons bollard pull. Working in the challenging offshore environment, these tugs deliver efficient and uninterrupted operations attending to all our clients’ needs.

With over 300 employees, SAAM SMIT Towage Mexico is focused on recruiting Mexican crew members. Approximately 300 staff are operative personnel, 10% of which have been employed with SAAM SMIT Towage Mexico for more than 15 years. Training and development are also often implemented and re-evaluated through the introduction of each new tug boat technology. All crew members, including administrative staff, are adequately instructed to ensure that any best practices developed comply with quality standards.

To effectively establish security, health, environment, and quality practices, SAAM SMIT Towage Mexico maintains industry standard certification in ISPS (security),ISM (health and environment) and ISO 9001:2008 (quality).


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