Moran Towing of Charleston is an operating unit of Moran Towing Corporation based in North Charleston, S.C. The company is a major corporate provider of maritime services. Its tug fleet serves the most ports of any operator in the Eastern United States and currently assists with ship docking and towing. Moran Towing provides marine transportation of petroleum and dry products throughout the world, including operations in the Caribbean and South America. The company also performs contract and specialty towing, dredge tending, construction assistance and rescue operations. Its clients include oil businesses, independent refiners, electric-generating firms, government agencies, and other industrial and commercial concerns. Moran Towing was founded in 1860.