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 such as Svitzer 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 11 vessels and a dedicated and exceptionally trained team of 200+ staff underpin Pacific Towing’s ongoing expansion and success.
Pacific Towing is wholly owned by the Steamships Trading Company, 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