Welcome to P&L Towing

Founded in 1993, P and L Towing and Transportation, Inc. is a Certified Woman Owned Small Business Enterprise based out of Miami, FL.

We specialize in marine towing services on the US East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean islands.

Our priorities are accountability to safety, responsiveness to customers, and dedication to the job.

Our Specialties:

Inland and Coastwise Towing: We provide Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) and US coastwise towing services for contractors, vessel owners, cargo shippers, brokers and charterers on the East Coast and the GOM.

Ocean Towing and Freight Services: We are active in international commerce out of Miami, FL focusing on line haul, scheduled tug and barge services to various ports in the Caribbean. We have successfully completed and continue to perform runs to multiple islands in the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

Marine Salvage and Emergency Response: We offer hull inspection, vessel recovery, salvage and refloat services for South Florida and in the Caribbean with our in-house commercial dive staff, diverse towing vessel fleet and local, marine service affiliates.

Yacht Assist/Dead Ship Towing: We provide long haul marine towing services for luxury vessels and mega yachts, as well as dead ship and emergency towing services for vessels in distress. We are available 24/7 and can service customers with needs ranging from the local waters of South Florida to anywhere in the US Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands. 

Ship Docking: Our tugs and crew are well-versed in tailing/towing, escort and docking/undocking commercial vessels in congested waterways and confined channels. We have provided tailing and towing services on the Miami River assisting several local shipping lines. We have commercial vessel ship docking experience at the Port of Palm Beach and the Port of Miami, and routinely perform military ship docking services for the US Navy in Key West, FL and the US Coast Guard at Sector Miami.

Dredge and Marine Construction Support: We provide towing and assist services to several USEC and GOM based dredging contractors (large and small). We have completed channel deepening and maintenance projects in Florida (Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie) and the US East Coast (various locations in New York Harbor, Chesapeake Bay including Norfolk, North and South Carolina inlets). We also provide equipment and material delivery, onsite towing assistance, and demobilization services for various marine construction and civil engineering companies. 

Our Assets:

Inland Tugs:  We own and operated shallow draft push boats ranging in HP from 400 to 600 HP. All are available for full time hire or bareboat charter (rental).

Coastwise Tugs: We have shallow draft, model bow tugs ranging from 1200 to 1800 HP (fully Subchapter M Compliant). All are all model bow, twin screw, and shallow draft, making them very versatile for inland (ICW) and coastal operations.

International/Oceans Tugs: We have ocean-going tugs ranging from 2400 to 4000 HP model bow tug (fully Subchapter M Compliant) with a fuel range capable of long-haul service on/between the US East Coast and GOM, as well as to anywhere in the Caribbean. 

Barges: We have under long term charter inland and ocean-going deck barges used for both regional (Florida waters) and international cargo transportation between the US mainland and the Caribbean.

Miami River Maritime Facility: We own and operate a full-service cargo staging and mobilization facility on the Miami River located just past the Flagler Street Bridge, one mile west of the Port of Miami (Dodge Island) and 80 miles from Freeport, Bahamas. Our facility is ideal for marine construction projects, cargo transshipment, asset fleeting and mobilization of equipment for large scale construction projects as well as disaster relief efforts for the US and Caribbean. It is also located on the federally designated Marine Highway (M-95) and can serve as a “micro port” to improve local commerce and relieve traffic congestion.