McAllister Towing of Port Everglades
PO Box 21623
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33335
2110 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
President: Bruce A. McAllister
General Manager & Vice President: Capt. Charles Runnion
V.P. of Southeast Operations: Captain Michael L. Ring
In 1928, President Calvin Coolidge threw the switch detonating the dynamite charge that opened the inlet linking Lake Mabel to the Atlantic Ocean. Such was the birth of Bay Mabel Harbor which was renamed Port Everglades in 1930. Today with a massive escalation in container service, cargo ships and cruise liners calling on Port Everglades, it is one of the fastest growing ports in the United States. McAllister Towing of Port Everglades became one of the leading tugboat companies in the port when they took over Tugz International LLC’s (part of the Great Lakes Towing group) operation in 2004. Led by V.P. and General Manager Captain Michael Ring and Operation Manager Charles Runnion, McAllister is ready to lead the way with its unsurpassed service to the Port Everglades maritime community.
Captain Ring has over 30 years of maritime experience and is also the V.P. and G.M. in McAllister’s Jacksonville port. Mr. Runnion has worked for McAllister Towing in its Jacksonville operations since 1990. He has a wealth of maritime experience and has worked in various roles from tug Captain to Operations Manager. Chuck holds a 1,600 Tons Masters License. Prior to joining McAllister he was with Amoco Shipping and has worked in the maritime industry since 1980.