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Transportation

Neva Lake Bridge at Excursion Inlet complete, open to traffic

Neva Lake Bridge at Excursion Inlet complete, open to traffic

The Tongass National Forest announces the Neva Lake Bridge over South Creek on the Juneau Ranger District is open to traffic. The bridge was replaced by a government-provided prefabricated steel truss shipped from Oregon. Final inspection of the bridge was completed Nov. 8.
This move fit to a T

This move fit to a T

A 92-year old Tin Lizzie joins the wide array of noteworthy cargo to ride in the hold of a Lynden Air Cargo Hercules.
Alaska Aerospace Launches Aurora Launch Services Company

Alaska Aerospace Launches Aurora Launch Services Company

The Alaska Aerospace Board of Directors has approved a resolution adopting Articles of Organization and Operating Agreement establishing Aurora Launch Services, LLC. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Aerospace, Aurora Launch Services is a major step towards creating a more cost effective, private sector focused business capable of providing niche contract launch services to spaceports worldwide. As the emerging small launch vehicle market grows, Aurora Launch Services will be a major part of Alaska Aerospace’s efforts at creating an Alaska based sustainable aerospace business that serves a global launch market.
Drayage from the Port of Anchorage

Drayage from the Port of Anchorage

A vital piece of Alaska’s transportation logistics
Anyone wandering through a retail establishment piling a shopping cart high with Doritos, peaches, pilot bread, and peanut butter should take a minute to thank a trucker.
Port of Alaska

Port of Alaska

Assembly overwhelmingly votes for name change
The Port of Anchorage is no longer. The port—through which an estimated 90 percent of the merchandise goods for 85 percent of Alaska’s populated areas pass—is now called Port of Alaska.
Lynden drivers compete in National Truck Driving Championships

Lynden drivers compete in National Truck Driving Championships

Three Lynden drivers qualified for and participated in the National Truck Driving Championships Aug. 9-12 in Orlando, FL.
Lynden Air Cargo answers the call for emergency aid

Lynden Air Cargo answers the call for emergency aid

Lynden Air Cargo answered the call on Sept. 8 to mobilize relief flights for Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria. "We began flights into the Caribbean on Sept. 17 once there was a clear identification of needs," explains Athena Willis, Lynden Air Cargo Business Analyst and Coordinator of Commercial Contracts. Lynden is currently under contract with Diplomat Freight Services (DFS) to provide continued air support for sites in the Caribbean.
Ravn Alaska hosts Women in Aviation Day

Ravn Alaska hosts Women in Aviation Day

Aviation is an industry deeply rooted in Alaska’s history, but women make up less than 5 percent of commercial pilots worldwide. Ravn Alaska is committed to expanding opportunities for women in the aviation industry, and is hosting Women in Aviation Day at its Anchorage headquarters on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Alaska Airlines adds 'Freight for Less' to Club 49 benefits

Alaska Airlines adds 'Freight for Less' to Club 49 benefits

Club 49 members can now ship 100 pounds of cargo for $10 within 24 hours of travel
Alaska Airlines today announced a new benefit for members of its Club 49 program. The new perk, dubbed "Freight for Less," enables members to save up to 90 percent when shipping cargo intra-state.
Alaska Airlines Introduces New One-of-a-Kind

Alaska Airlines Introduces New One-of-a-Kind

Converted Cargo Aircraft, Lower Pricing
Alaska Air Cargo is flying cargo around the state in the world’s first converted 737-700 freighter. The aircraft is the first ever to be converted from a “combi” (half cargo, half passenger plane) to an all-freight aircraft able to carry 42,000 pounds per flight.
Juneau Chamber of Commerce Features Alaska Aerospace at Weekly Luncheon

Juneau Chamber of Commerce Features Alaska Aerospace at Weekly Luncheon

Alaska Aerospace provided the luncheon presentation at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce weekly meeting on October 12, 2017. Attended by approximately 40 business leaders from the community, Craig Campbell, Alaska Aerospace President and CEO, presented a general overview of the company and offered his perspective on the changing launch vehicle market and demands for small and ultra-small launch vehicle capability, which can be met from Alaska, to meet the emerging small commercial satellite market.
Alaska Air Group reports September 2017 operational results

Alaska Air Group reports September 2017 operational results

Foss Maritime Joins FEMA's Response and Relief Operations in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Foss Maritime Joins FEMA's Response and Relief Operations in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Foss Maritime Company announced today that it has contracted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
New tractors for LTI, Inc. and Milky Way drivers

New tractors for LTI, Inc. and Milky Way drivers

LTI, Inc./Milky Way drivers are rolling down the road in new tractors this fall, the result of a large-scale major equipment acquisition. According to Dave Seaman, Director of Equipment and Maintenance, LTI invested in new power units this year which replaced some of the high-mileage tractors. "The new equipment is allowing us to lower our operating cost by LTI new equipment - Gene Stahl.jpgreducing maintenance and improving fuel economy while maintaining payload," he explains. "The new units also provide a much better driving experience for our employees." LTI, Inc. has purchased 74 2018 Kenworth T680 tractors, the same tractor that Lynden Transport Driver John Schank drove across the country to deliver the Capitol Christmas Tree in 2015.
Vigor wins award to build the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Support Vessel (Light), MSV(L), a new generation of landing craft for U.S. Army

Vigor wins award to build the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Support Vessel (Light), MSV(L), a new generation of landing craft for U.S. Army

The Vigor MSV(L) design will replace the aging LCM-8 Mike boats
In a highly competitive bid process, the U.S. Army has chosen the Vigor design for its new generation of landing craft. The contract represents the largest award in Vigor’s history with a total value of $979,390,000 over a ten year period and will provide sustained full time employment for roughly 200 skilled artisans.
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