Harbour Development

A division of Atlantic Towing Ltd, Harbour Development specializes in all aspects of marine construction and dredging throughout Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and into Western Canada.

With a well-equipped fleet of dredges, tugboats, flat barges, and dump scows, we provide full service solutions for a diverse range of client needs. Harbour Development operates some of the largest and most capable dredging equipment in Eastern Canada.

Our experienced crews are able to provide the highest level of service, guaranteeing that projects are completed on time and on budget. Our skills, equipment and ability to change gears fast, places us at the top of our field, and is the quality that sets us apart.

Our full service fabrication and machine shop located in Dartmouth, N.S., enables us to quickly meet our customer's needs and to maintain and upgrade our equipment as required. 

Harbour Development is a member of JDI Integrated Logistics, providing a comprehensive range of road, rail, marine and logistics services to the global market.

Harbour Development services include:  

  • Dredging
  • Hydrographic surveying
  • Tug and barge services
  • Diver support & geotechnical investigation
  • Heavy hoisting
  • Marine construction


Offering exciting and dynamic career options, Harbour Development is always looking to speak with qualified individuals for various positions within our organization. Our staff of seafarers and land crew has come to be recognized as some of the best in the business. Harbour Development careers include:

  • Fabrication
  • Welders
  • Tugboat Captains and crew
  • Project Managers
  • Hydrographic Surveyors
  • Crane Operators
  • Chief Engineer
  • Dredge and Tug Deckhands

Finding a better way

Onboard with environmental expertise and investment   

Our highly skilled and experienced employees have the tools, technology and know-how to mitigate many potential environmental concerns.

Harbour Development vessels carry spill kits to reduce the risk of shipboard spills.  The company has recently invested in several hundred feet of floating oil containment floating boom. In addition, we operate environmental buckets capable of making level cuts through contaminated sediments thereby minimizing turbidity and sediment re-suspension issues.