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Boston Towing & Transportation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reinauer C ompanies. BTT's corporate offices, fleet and support facilities are located in East Boston, Mass. We are the largest New England-based marine transportation company providing regularly scheduled petroleum transport, ship docking and general and specialized towing services

In 1932, Vincent Tibbetts, Sr. established offices in Boston and Portland, Maine. In 1979 and 1984 respectively, BTT acquired the assets, employees and associated business of the Ross Towboat Co. and the Boston Towboat Co. Through these acquisitions BTT became the oldest, largest, continually operating general towing company in New England dating back to 1857.

As a multi-service, marine transportation company, BTT provides ship docking, RO/RO and passenger ferry service, marine construction, salvage support, petroleum transportation and specialized towing. The acquisition of assets and key personnel of Gloucester Dredge & Dock Co. brings competitive marine construction services ­ seasoned management team, integrated support facilities and skilled labor -- into the BTT fold.

BTT has 130 management, operations, maintenance, construction and sea-going personnel. Fully bonded and insured, we confidently offer our maritime-related services.

BTT's Competitive Edge

  • Financial stability
  • Labor harmony (no strikes in more than 40 years operation with the National Maritime Union)
  • Stable, professional, local labor force
  • Dedicated, fully licensed marine personnel and federal pilots
  • Unparalleled knowledge of marine operations in New England
  • Communication and dispatching 24 hours a day
  • Fully insured, efficiently risk-managed fleet and support facilities, including completed maintenance department of skilled diesel mechanics, machinists and shipfitters
  • A fleet of 13 high-powered tugs operating out of Boston
  • Shallow-water work boat capability
  • Construction of waterfront facilities from marinas to deep-draft terminals
Boston Towing & Transportation Companies
36 New Street - East Boston, Massachusetts 02128


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