Cook Inlet Tug & Barge is a marine transportation company, specializing in harbor services, with a primary marketing focus on the Port of Anchorage and Cook Inlet.
We provide our customers with a quality-based level of service, specifically tailored to their needs, at reasonable and competitive cost. Our single greatest strength is our employees, and we strive for a work environment that emphasizes respect for the individual, teamwork, accountability, and open communication.
At Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, our Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental programs are of paramount importance. We're currently pending certification with The American Waterways Operators Responsible Carrier Program. The AWO Program operates under three principal areas: Management and Administration, Equipment and Inspections, and Human Factors. We are always working hard to improve our safety, health, environmental, and quality programs.
Cook Inlet Tug & Barge was formed in 1924 by the Anderson Family. Originally named Anderson & Son’s Transportation Co., the family owned business helped build Alaska by providing marine services to contract mail, passenger and cargo services between Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound and all the way to Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, Anchorage and Seward and as far south as Puget Sound. Re-incorporated after World War II as Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, we have taken pride in being a market leader in the areas we have served. In 1964, after the big earthquake, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge refocused its efforts by providing premium marine services throughout South Central Alaska, especially Cook Inlet and the Port of Anchorage. We take pride in providing excellent services in a very unique and challenging environment.
In 2011, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge was purchased by Foss Marine Holdings, Inc., a Saltchuk Resources, Inc. company, headquartered in Seattle. FMH oversees Saltchuk’s diverse group of tug & barge companies. Collectively, the FMH group of companies is one of the largest operators of tugs and barges in the United States.