SDS Tug & Barge provides a complete line of marine services on the Columbia River, from barge contracting services, towing and dredging, to marine construction support and more. 

Who We Are

Founded in 1984, SDS Tug & Barge developed as a subsidiary of the SDS Lumber Company.  Prior to 1984, SDS hired outside contractors to haul its chips down river to pulp mills. Today, the SDS Tug & Barge fleet meets the needs of both SDS Lumber and many of the timber companies in the area. They rely on SDS Tug & Barge in order to benefit from the economic and environmental advantages of towing or barging products as compared to truck hauling. With our expanded operations and ideal location on the Columbia River, SDS Tug & Barge is there with barging and towing services. Give us a call.