Port of Monroe establishes exclusive partnership with Great Lakes Towing Company, Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Towing Company tug Wisconsin is relocated to the Port of Monroe.

The Port of Monroe has established an exclusive partnership with The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard in an effort to further expand their commercial maritime and transportation offerings with the addition of full-service towing and shipyard services.

The Great Lakes Towing Company has relocated the tug Wisconsin, permanently stationing it in the Port of Monroe. This strategic positioning will allow for more responsive and efficient operations for harbor assist, icebreaking and outside towing of project cargoes. With the onsite presence of Great Lakes Shipyard, the Port of Monroe now offers fabrication and repair services for a variety of vessels. Available services include layup and winter work, topside repair, haul out, fabrication, emergency service and more.

As a deep-water port with 3,000 linear feet of improved dock space, extensive laydown area and centralized location on the Great Lakes, this new collaboration capitalizes upon strategic positioning, an underserved regional market and longstanding industry partnerships. The port and Great Lakes Towing Company plan to expand on existing relationships by offering the best location, efficiency and economics to new and existing customers.

“The Port of Monroe is extremely proud to partner with The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard to broaden our maritime service capabilities. With increased waterborne commerce comes an ever-present need for safe and efficient towing services, as well as the opportunity for year-round vessel repairs and maintenance. Their highly respected reputation and proactive approach to sustainability make them the perfect partner for our rapidly growing port,” said Paul C. LaMarre III, Port Director, Port of Monroe.

Maritime Editorial