Marine Towing of Tampa Extends Fleet Operations to Serve as Tug Operator at Port Canaveral


Newly named company ‘Marine Towing of Port Canaveral’ acquired assets from E.N. Bisso and Son, Inc and Seabulk Towing Holdings


Marine-Towing-of-Port-Canaveral-Tug.pngMarine Towing of Port Canaveral tug (Photo: Marine Towing of Port Canaveral)

Port Canaveral, FL – February 2, 2024 – Marine Towing of Tampa, LLC (MTOT) and E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc announced that they have executed and closed on an Asset Purchase Agreement to which Marine Towing of Port Canaveral, LLC (“MTPC”), acquired the Port Canaveral operations and assets associated with Bisso's acquisition of Seabulk Towing Holdings, Inc ship assist operations in Florida.
"Marine Towing is a highly regarded provider of ship assist services in the industry," stated Capt. John Murray, Port Canaveral CEO. "We are pleased to welcome them to our Port and look forward to a successful partnership collaboratively supporting our diverse cruise and cargo operations."
"We are excited to broaden our operations to Florida's Space Coast," expressed Steve Swindal, Principal Owner and Chairman. "Port Canaveral, is home to some of the world's biggest and most popular cruise vessels, and a growing hub for petroleum products, bulk, and breakbulk cargo business. This strategically positions us to cater to the logistical needs of central Florida, one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States. Furthermore, the Port plays a vital role in the aerospace industry with its close proximity to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and NASA's Kennedy Space Center."
Trenam Law Group acted as legal advisors to Marine Towing. Abaco Partners LLC acted as Marine Towing's financial advisors.