Who We Are

Island Tug and Barge is a subsidiary of ITB Marine Group, a collection of companies which have provided solutions for the marine industry for over 50 years. Island Tug and Barge has demonstrated seasoned proficiency in the marine transportation of petroleum products on the West Coast of Canada, the United States, and the Arctic. The primary supplier of oil cargo transport in Western Canada, ITB has enjoyed a long history of serving the West Coast’s coastal communities, and is currently the largest provider of bulk fuel products to Vancouver Island.

Island Tug and Barge provides diverse marine services to a wide range of industries. Services include bulk fuel transportation, specialty towing, marine fuel sales & marketing, and marine logistics.
Recognized for valuing long-term relationships with several of the world’s foremost multi-national oil producers, ITB transports 1.6 billion liters of fuel annually on over 700 voyages. ITB’s customers come from a wide range of industries including fuel transport, utilities, government, military/coast guard, shipping, scientific research and marine construction.

With a fleet of technically advanced tug boats and state-of-the-art double-hulled barges, ITB’s commitment to renewal and modernization has established a precedent for operational excellence as the West Coast’s largest bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. Its growing fleet includes seven towboats and nine barges. Island Tug’s vessels are recognized for their innovative design and strict attention to safety. ITB is ISO 9001 certified by Lloyds Register quality Assurance program and follows the ISM Code for Safety Management established by the International Maritime Organization. With skilled employees, customized equipment, and extensive industry experience, Island Tug and Barge provides effective and efficient solutions in the most challenging environments.

A Family of Companies

ITB Marine Group is privately owned and prides itself on its dedication to safety, environmental stewardship, and continuous improvement in all areas of business. ITB Marine Group was formed in an effort to bring together four different companies; Island Tug and Barge, ITB Subsea, ITB Fuels, and ITB North, so that they could share their resources while still concentrating on their core business services. With increased shared industry expertise and a wider range of vessels and equipment available, each company is able to better serve their customers and their marine challenges.