Welcome to the towboat and harbor carriers association port of ny/nj

Welcome to the towboat and harbor carriers association port of ny/nj

Welcome to the towboat and harbor carriers association port of ny/njWelcome to the towboat and harbor carriers association port of ny/nj
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"The maritime industry supports over 36,000 jobs and $3.4B in personal income in New York City."

About Us

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Tugs and Barges Move America

“It is the mission of the Tug & Barge Committee to promote and represent the interests of tug boat operators and harbor carriers in local issues relevant to the tug and barge industry in the New York/New Jersey Port area and approaches”


  •   The Tugboat industry in the United States comprises of over 6,000 modern tug and towboats and 25,000 barges. Towing units transport the majority of New York State and our Nation's home heating oil and gasoline. This industry is an important element in the nation’s intermodal transportation network.  Barge transport is safe and clean; it reduces traffic congestion and is significantly more environmentally friendly than truck transportation.   The Tug Barge Committee in New York New Jersey represents 34 companies in the Port.  Tugs and Barges Move America.
  • Tugs and Barges on New York waterways move nearly 28 million tons of domestic freight every year including $96.4 billion worth of manufactured goods ranging from consumer products to essential industrial components. 
  • Modern Tractor Tugs maneuver ships now exceeding 1,200 Feet into The Port of NY/NJ, largest Port on the East Coast.   The raising of the Bayonne Bridge – along with last year's completion of a $2.1 billion, 50-foot navigation channel deepening project, $600 million of Port Authority investments in on-dock rail projects and billions of dollars in investments by private-sector terminal operators – will allow the port to continue to attract more cargo on fewer ships.

About Us

Marine Construction

Marine Construction

Marine Construction

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Marine Construction and Heavy Lift are the cornerstones of Bridge Construction, Bulkhead Restoration, Beach Replenishment, Dredging, 

Liquid Bulks

Marine Construction

Marine Construction

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 Petroleum, petroleum products and chemicals account for 71 percent of the domestic waterborne traffic in New York. One mid-sized coastal tanker can carry 100,000 barrels of petroleum—the equivalent of 523 loaded trucks or 167 loaded railcars. •• New York ports handle over 21 million tons of North American petroleum and chemical product shipments annually. Fifty percent of New York’s petroleum products are transported by water. 

Dry Bulk

Marine Construction

Honoring Fallen Mariners

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 New York ports and waterways move $15.7 billion per year in essential building materials such as steel and $13.6 billion worth of chemical products critical for manufacturing Heavy dry bulk including but not limited to Sand, Gravel, Stone, Cement, Salt, and much more are moved by barges removing thousands of truck off our roads and bridges.

Honoring Fallen Mariners

Honoring Fallen Mariners

Honoring Fallen Mariners

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  American-crewed tugboats in New York are the eyes and ears on the state’s waterways and stand ready to provide critical assistance in the event of a national security threat or natural disaster. The United States is a nation of rivers as well as the world’s preeminent maritime power.   

911 Marine Evacuation

Honoring Fallen Mariners

911 Marine Evacuation

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 On September 11, 2001 hundreds of thousands of people rushed to southern Manhattan to escape the devastation at the World Trade Center. Chronicled in the 2011 documentary film Boatlift, more than 500,000 people were evacuated across the water by New York vessel operators—the largest maritime evacuation in history. The evacuation of Manhattan was the largest Marine Evacuation in world history.




Short Sea Shipping

Honoring Fallen Mariners

911 Marine Evacuation

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Nearly 100,000 containers were moved by Tug and Barges in 2017 removing trucks from NYC roads and bridges.  The future of short sea shipping is bright within the Harbor and along the East Coast from the New York Harbor Hub.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

TOWBOAT AND HARBOR CARRIERS ASSOC. PORT OF NY/NJ

Hours

Executive Director, CAPT Eric Johansson

director@tbhca.com



Chair - Peter Keyes, Moran Towing



Vice Chair - John Bowie, Vane Brothers