A proud maritime history

Pacific Towing holds a special place in PNG’s modern maritime history. Founded in 1977 and operating as single tug ‘Jas Hill’ at the Port of Lae, the company’s ownership and structure has changed several times. Joint ventures with international companies imparted considerable expertise and diverse skill sets enabling it to purchase many more vessels, operate out of multiple PNG ports and diversify its product offering beyond towage and salvage.

In 2013 Pacific Towing set up its Solomon Islands’ business and five years later a Fiji business followed. Today, Pacific Towing services not just PNG, Solomon Islands and Fiji but countries throughout Oceania and South East Asia.

A well-maintained fleet of 21 vessels and a dedicated and exceptionally trained team of 250+ staff underpin Pacific Towing’s ongoing expansion and success.


Pacific Towing is part of the Logistics Division of the Steamships Group, an iconic 100+ year old company central to PNG’s development. Steamships is a public company listed on the Port Moresby Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange.

Our Vision, Mission & Values


To deliver excellence in marine services through reliability, innovation and commitment to community.


We will deliver world class marine services that drive development in our communities.



Doing what we promise


Committed to our people, environment, communities & stakeholders


Doing the right thing all of the time


World class service


Responsive & creative problem solving


Taking care of our people, women, communities & environment


Courtesy & consideration in everything we do


Local know-how, local content, global knowledge


Living our values