Marine Towing of Tampa LLC  and E.N. Bisso & Son Inc. announced last week that Marine Towing of Port Canaveral (Fla.) LLC has acquired the Port Canaveral operations and assets associated with Bisso's acquisition of Seabulk Towing Holdings Inc.'s ship assist operations in Florida.

"Marine Towing is a highly regarded provider of ship assist services in the industry," Capt. John Murray, Port Canaveral CEO, said in a statement. "We are pleased to welcome them to our Port and look forward to a successful partnership collaboratively supporting our diverse cruise and cargo operations."

 "We are excited to broaden our operations to Florida's Space Coast," said Steve Swindal, owner and chairman of Marin Towing of Tampa. "Port Canaveral, is home to some of the world's biggest and most popular cruise vessels, and a growing hub for petroleum products, bulk, and breakbulk cargo business. This strategically positions us to cater to the logistical needs of central Florida, one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States. Furthermore, the Port plays a vital role in the aerospace industry with its close proximity to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and NASA's Kennedy Space Center."

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