New York

New York

McAllister Towing of New York,
3165 Richmond Terrace  Staten Island,
NY 10303


Office: (718) 273-6300


Toll Free: (888) 764-5990


Fax: (718) 273-6325


Dispatch:  (718) 420-3212, or 3213, or 3224


Emergency Dispatch:  (718) 981-1920, or 1921




General Manager & Vice President of Operations: Captain Steven J. Kress


Port Captain: Captain Patrick F. Kinnier


Marine Superintendent: Thomas Cintula


Engineering Manager: Martin Costa


Operations Manager: Jason Galioto


Port Engineer: Eduardo Escobedo


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McAllister Towing has provided superior tugboat service to New York Harbor since 1864, when Captain James McAllister, great-grandfather to current president Brian A. McAllister, bought his first sail lighter to carry cargo from Manhattan to Brooklyn . Today, McAllister's tugs provide a wide variety of services to the busy ports of New York and New Jersey , serving the most concentrated and affluent consumer market in the world and handling a significant part of the 16 million tons of cargo that passes through the port every year. In addition to ship docking services and general harbor assist work, New York based tugs are regularly employed in offshore towing along the entire East Coast.


McAllister Towing of New York, LLC and its vessels operate in accordance with the qualtiy management standards of ISO 9001:2008, as verified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Additionally, the company and its towing vessels are certificated under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.


McAllister is proud of its long history in New York Harbor and continues to provide its clients and customers with the highest quality service.


Captain Steven Kress is the General Manager for McAllister operations in the Port of New York and also the Vice President of Operations for the entire company. A 1979 Fort Schuyler graduate, Steve holds a First Class Pilot Unlimited Tonnage license, as well as a Third Mate license. He has thirty years of experience at McAllister in tug boat operations.