Shaver Transportation Company was founded by George W. Shaver in 1880. The Shaver family continues to own and manage the business today. Captain Steve Shaver serves as President and Chairman of the Board. Steve’s sister, Samantha Shaver is a Board Member. Steve’s daughter, Rickie Shaver, who serves as an Assistant Purchasing Agent, represents the sixth generation of Shavers at the company.

Together with our employees, Shaver has grown into a regional tug and barge company with a fleet of fifteen tugs and twenty barges. Shaver is the oldest continuously operating family-owned tugboat company on the west coast. We focus our efforts on four lines of business: ship assist, bulk commodity transportation, harbor/marine services, and emergency response and rescue.

Shaver is founded on the basic principles of safety, quality, reliability, experience, and service. We are dedicated to the protection of life and the environment. Our reputation for success is built on operating a powerful fleet with experienced employees. Our depth of experience gives us unique knowledge to help with our customers’ needs. Shaver continues to reinvest in our company to stay focused on the future needs of our customers and the growth of the Columbia Snake River System.

For six generations our family has provided innovative and money-saving service in the world-wide maritime community. Like the Shaver family, our reliable employees are committed to long-term service with the company. Together, we share a philosophy and tradition of providing responsive service, new ideas, and better equipment to meet your needs.

We thank our valued customers and employees who continue to make us strong and successful. We look forward to collaborating with our customers, vendors and partners to make a difference in shipping and barging for generations to come.

Our mission is to be the best marine transportation company on the Columbia Snake River System by providing service and equipment, both specifically designed to meet the unique and different needs of our most valued assets:
our customers.