Friday, May 23, 2014
Foss marks 125 years in maritime transportation
Marine transportation and harbor services firm Foss Maritime is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The company will hold a special celebration in June in mark the milestone, with plans to publish a limited edition book about the company's history
Founded in Tacoma, Wash., by Thea Foss in 1889, the Seattle-based company offers a wide range of services to an international customer base, operating over 130 vessels and employing 1,500 people.
New vessels built by Foss include the new Sanpoil ferry, a 20-car aluminum-hulled vessel with advanced technology for cleaner air constructed in partnership with Washington state and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The company also constructed the pilot boat Connor Foss to replace the aging Arrow 2 on the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon.
Foss has also been at the forefront of delivering emergency relief supplies to natural disaster victims in Haiti and on the U.S. East Coast.
"The future looks bright to us," says Stevens, "We are looking forward to the next 125 years with both enthusiasm and excitement."
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