The Great Lakes Group

Tugz International

building our reputation for more than a century…tug by tug, charter by charter

Tugz designs, constructs, and owns tractor and conventional- tractor-type tugs for charter and operation by affiliated companies and for charter to third parties for use throughout the United States.

The Company’s internationally known fleet of ocean-going tractor tugs called “Z-Tugs” were designed as multi-purpose tugs that can accommodate an entire array of towing services including ship handling duties, salvage and rescue, fire fighting, oil response and recovery, icebreaking escort, and coastal and ocean towing of vessels and barges.  “Z-Tugs” are operated today on all coasts of the United States by major towing companies.

Where We Are

    Lake Erie

  • Buffalo, NY

  • Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

  • Erie, PA

  • Conneaut, OH

  • Ashtabula, OH

  • Fairport, OH

  • Cleveland, OH

  • Lorain, OH

  • Huron, OH

  • Sandusky, OH

  • Toledo, OH

  • Monroe, MI

  • Detroit River, Lake St. Clair & St. Clair River

  • Detroit, MI

  • Windsor, Ontario, Canada

  • Port Huron, MI

  • St. Mary' s River

  • Sault Ste Marie, MI

  • Lake Huron

  • Bay City, MI

  • Saginaw, MI

  • Calcite, MI

  • Lake Superior

  • Duluth, MN

  • Superior, WI

  • Two Harbors, MN

  • Ashland, WI

  • Lake Michigan

  • Green Bay, WI

  • Marinette, WI

  • Menoninee, WI

  • Port Inland, MI

  • Sturgeon Bay, WI

  • Milwaukee, WI

  • Kenosha, WI

  • Ludington, MI

  • Manitowoc, WI

  • Racine, WI

  • Holland, MI

  • South Chicago, IL

  • Buffington, IN

  • Indiana Harbor, IN

  • Waukegan, IL

  • Chicago, IL

  • Burns Harbor, IN

  • St Joseph, MI

  • Benton Harbor, MI

  • Michigan City, IN

  • Gary, IN