The strengths of Cooper/T.Smith’s tug and push boat operations extend past the water’s edge to include over half a century of customer satisfaction, a superior performance and safety record, top-of-the-line equipment, skilled captains and crews, plus highly trained service and support operations.


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  • Crescent Towing

    • The industry leader on the Mississippi River and in the ports of Mobile, Alabama and Savannah, Georgia.

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  • Cooper/T. Smith Mooring

    • Provides complete, professional mooring services from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge.

    • Operations and personnel are coordinated by our dispatchers 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

  • Crimson Shipping Company

    • Meets the wide-ranging needs of break-bulk, heavy-lift, PL-480, dry bulk, Government & Military, Construction, Aviation, Energy, Export Import Bank, and other project cargo customers.

    • Provides a safe and reliable RORO and chartering services with our fleet.

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  • Cooper Marine & Timberlands

    • Providing marine transportation services along the Tennessee-Tombigbee River system, as well as the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Houston, Texas, to Panama City, Florida, and stevedoring services in the Port of Mobile.

    • Serving a variety of bulk customers with products including steel, wood bark and pellets, coal, pig iron, scrap, limestone, cement, ores and alloys.

  • Plimsoll Marine

    • A state-of-the-art fleet of 19 push boats

    • Providing fleeting and barge services from Baton Rouge to the Head of Passes

    • The Lower Mississippi River’s premier push boat operator.