Hawaiian Tug & Barge provides harbor support services that its founders, the Young Brothers, pioneered more than a century ago. Its services include ship assist at all major ports in Hawaii, contract towing, charter tug and barge and 24/7 dispatch. The company has a fleet of tugs and barges and offers service to all ports in Hawaii and into the Pacific. Hawaiian Tug & Barge was formed as a sister company to separate harbor operations and charter activities from Young Brothers' inter-island freight operations. In 1999, SaltChuk Resources in Seattle acquired Young Brothers and selected assets of Hawaiian Tug & Barge from Hawaiian Electric Industries. Together, Young Brothers and Hawaiian Tug & Barge operate a fleet of 10 barges and 12 tugs.