Our Vision

Our Vision is to be the best towage company in North America

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide maritime services without equal and unsurpassed customer service. We achieve this through:

  • A steadfast focus on our customers’ needs and preferences in everything we do.
  • Relentless continuous improvement – Safety, Operations, Compliance.
  • Continuing to extend and expand our operations – with the goal to be competitive globally.
  • Developing our world class workforce by fostering an environment of mutual trust and respect.

Our Promise


For Foss, this is more than a tagline; it represents the way we conduct business to meet the needs of customers worldwide. We have the ability and the commitment to serve the widest range of customer needs with the best operators, management, and equipment available, on any part of the globe. We are committed to providing safe, reliable, environmentally responsible, and competitively priced services.


Our Core Values

Foss Maritime Company is committed to providing our customers with world-class marine services. To achieve this stance of Operational Excellence, we are dedicated to the Foss core values that emphasize safety and quality:

  • SAFETY of people
  • Integrity
  • Continual Improvement
  • Quality Workplace
  • Customer Focus
  • Stewardship of Resources
  • Custodian of the Environment
  • Community Minded

Our Company-Wide Operating Code

We want to be the kind of place we would all be proud for our children to work. We expect the employees to always be honest and ethical in the performance of their Company’s business and to meet the highest standards of business behavior.

We are Safe

We put safety first.  Nothing is more important than having every one of us go home to our families without having been injured at work.

We are Reliable

We take care of our customers. We deliver reliable and dependable services to our customers. To make this happen, we recruit and employ people who share our values, continually reinvest in our assets, and work hard to improve our business every day.

We conduct business with honesty and integrity. Fair and open dealings are the cornerstone of the way we interact with each other, our customers, suppliers, and stakeholders. We are always honest and ethical in the performance of our Company’s business and meet the highest standards of business behavior. We believe that ethical conduct is an important part of achieving operational excellence and financial success.

We are Committed

We are committed to each other. Our collective success depends on the dedication and engagement of each of us. We take pride in exceptional performance. We work to create opportunities for growth and advancement. We are building a supportive, mutually respectful culture that helps us achieve our shared goals through strong teamwork. We want Saltchuk to be the kind of place where we would all be proud for our children to work.

We are committed to protecting the environment. We operate in a way that minimizes negative impacts on the environment. Our goal is to be an industry leader and innovator in our stewardship of the environment.

We are committed to our communities. We take pride in being good corporate citizens. We intend to be an economic and social asset in every community we touch.