Moran Towing & Transportation Co. – 1985 Moran Towing & Transportation Co., Inc. advertisement circa 1985. At the time, Moran had most of the tugboat business in New York Harbor. Founded in 1896 in New York City, Moran was one of the first tenants to move into the World Trade Center. In fact, construction on the first tower was ongoing when Moran took occupancy of the 53rd floor.