About

Our Mission

Superior Marine Services

use_history_thunderRobbins Maritime, Inc. provides its customers with superior marine services, while dedicating our highest interest to our employees, the promotion of safety, and the environment. We pursue the highest level of excellence by providing precise results, integrity, and commitment in order to maintain top of the line ethical business; both personally and professionally.


Our History

Robbins Maritime – Since 1986
Raymond Robbins
Raymond Robbins

The Robbins family has been in Virginia since the 17th century. The Robbins family persevered as master mariners on sailing vessels moving freight and coal along the East coast. During World War II, Captain Robbins left the towing industry to provide support for his country. After his stay in war, John returned to Norfolk Harbor.

Robbins Maritime, Inc. is dedicated to excellence and dependability. Located at mile marker one, we are located in the heart of Port Norfolk. Categorized as a small business, Robbins Maritime provides professional shipyard assistance, barges, tugboats, launch and pilot services. By combining more than a half century of marine expertise and a fleet growing exponentially in size and ingenuity, Robbins Maritime, Inc. offers the maritime industry unmatched versatility. Our crews are a hand-picked team of highly motivated marine professionals who maintain a balanced focus on safety, service, and the environment. Combining our professional crew and keen business instincts, we provide consistent, high-quality shipyard support using a modernized fleet of vessels equipped with state-of-the-art steering, propulsion systems, and communication devices.

John Robbins III
John Robbins III

Robbins Maritime, Inc. is active in the maritime community in the Port of Norfolk. Robbins Maritime, Inc. is a proud member of the American Waterways Operators, Responsible Carrier Program. This program defines our strong commitment to safety and environmental awareness. We have developed a Safety Management System based on AWO standards to ensure our top priority is safety awareness and accident prevention.

While Robbins Maritime grows to meet the needs of the community and maritime business at large, the spirit and admiralty of the company remains unchanged. The standards of its founder dictate day-to-day business practices still, insuring Robbins Maritime’s reputation as the company that maintains its proud tradition.