Towing and Fleeting

Towing Services


URS provides quality marine transportation services in a safe, environmentally sound, and efficient manner. Our towing fleet consists of six vessels which range in size, and are rated between 800 to 1800 horsepower.  See Our Fleet for additional information.  In addition, two of our vessels have retractable wheelhouses. Our varied fleet allows us to meet our customers’ specific transportation needs.

URS focus is on transporting dry bulk commodities, but we also have the expertise for special-project towing services.  URS vessels travel between Red Wing, Minnesota (mile 790) to the head of navigation on the Upper Mississippi River (mile 857.6), as well as regularly transiting the Minnesota River to Savage, MN.

Fleeting Services

URS has fleets strategically located throughout the St. Paul and Savage Harbors. Our fleets are located in close proximity to the docks and terminals we service.  Additionally, we offer fleeting near our cleaning and repair facilities.  This provides an efficient link should you require any additional services to keep your barges maintained and operational.

Tow Building
Tow Building