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Spotlight: Foss Buys Wilmington Transportation

September 04, 1998

Foss Maritime, the oldest tugboat company on Washington's Puget Sound, has purchased the oldest tugboat company in Los Angeles Harbor. Wilmington Transportation Co. was founded in 1884, when L.A. was known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles. It operates tugs and fuel barges at the ports of L.A. and Long Beach. Terms of the purchase weren't disclosed. Foss operates 110 tugs and 105 barges in Alaska, Puget Sound, the Columbia and Snake rivers, San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles Harbor.

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