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Transportation and logistics coverage includes the major role Alaska ports, hubs, facilities, terminals and infrastructure provide for freight cargo and exports/imports, plus passenger travel operations. Business editorial focuses on the industries related to Alaska’s ports, harbors, and docks and the goods moved via air, rail, truck, and ocean shipping operations.

Latest Transportation News

Alaska Airlines Eliminates Change Fees Permanently

Alaska Airlines Eliminates Change Fees Permanently

“COVID has taught us that flexibility in travel is key. As we evolve our approach to travel to include more than 100 safety actions, it’s important to give our guests flexibility when they book by eliminating change fees,” said Andrew Harrison, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Alaska Airlines.

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Featured Transportation Spotlight Business Profile

Lynden Inc.

Additional Resources



For a comprehensive list of transportation and logistics services in Alaska, check out our Transportation Directory, updated annually.

For an even bigger picture, many companies in the Industrial Support Services Directory specialize in moving people and cargo wherever it needs to go.

Alaska Business Coverage

ROTAK Helicopter Services

In addition to year-round coverage in our print and digital magazine (check out The Advantages of Aviation, published in August 2019), every June Alaska Business runs a Transportation Special Section, exploring news and issues related to the aviation, trucking, rail, and marine transportation industries.


Money Matters

Alaska Railroad

The US Department of Transportation has awarded $4,110,480 to the Alaska Railroad Corporation as part of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. This funding will be used to replace a timber bridge over the Trail River approximately 23 miles north of Seward. The new bridge will support the Alaska Railroad’s freight and passenger services by allowing industry standard gross weight capabilities of railcars and intermodal double-stack cars from 263,000 pounds to 286,000 pounds.

Spotlight Business Profiles

Doyon, Limited


Personnel Plus

Lynden Inc.

Altman, Rogers & Co.

National Cooperative Bank

Calista Corporation

PIP Marketing, Signs, Print

Avis Alaska


Thomas Head & Greisen, PC

Alaska Safety Alliance

ARM Creative


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Somers Sotheby's International Realty

Alaska Business Magazine September 2020 Cover

In This Issue

Spreading the Word

September 2020

When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.