Shaver has the power and an unmatched level of experience to help with your ship assist and escort needs. Our diverse fleet assists large crude carriers, post-Panamax container ships, auto carriers, product tankers, dry bulk vessels and heavy lift vessels.

Shaver has the largest, most advanced and most powerful fleet of ship assist tugs on the Columbia River. We constantly reinvest to upgrade and improve our fleet to better serve newer and larger vessels, and to meet stricter safety and environmental regulations. Our modern, well-maintained fleet includes six tractor tugs, all with the latest in propulsion and control technology, and with Bollard Pull of over 80,000 lbs and horsepower ranging from 3,000 to 5,400.

Our dispatchers operate 24 hours a day at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon. It is our goal to provide a knowledgeable and skilled team to assist all ships and to meet our customers’ timelines, even during extreme weather conditions and unforeseeable situations. Shaver is proud of our well-earned reputation for prompt efficient service as the safest and most reliable choice for your Columbia River ship assist requirements.

Please see our Terms and Conditions applicable to ship assist, escort towing and general towing.  For a current Rate Schedule, contact Peter Karneus or John Cheek at (503) 228-8850, toll free (888) 228-8850.

Emails: peterk@shavertransportation.com and johnc@shavertransportation.com