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
The Alaska Congressional Delegation Welcomes $21 Million BUILD Grant for Anchorage International Airport
The grant to the Alaska Energy Authority will construct a 190,000 square foot climate-controlled cold storage facility.
The weekly seasonal service will begin June 17 and will run through September 9, offering a total of thirteen flights.
“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.
Ravn Alaska is operating under new ownership and preparing to get back in the air with a new leadership team: CEO Rob McKinney, President Tom Hsieh, Chief Compliance Officer Dan Kitchens, and Chief Financial Officer Jim Day, all of whom have years of experience in the aviation industry.
Collectively, the programs will help Chugach learn more about the trend toward transportation electrification and its impacts on the power grid.
Featured Transportation Spotlight Business Profile
Alaska Business Coverage
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.
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
BDO USA, LLP
Altman, Rogers & Co.
National Cooperative Bank
PIP Marketing, Signs, Print
Thomas Head & Greisen, PC
Alaska Safety Alliance
Become an Industry Sponsor
Somers Sotheby's International Realty
In This Issue
Spreading the Word
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.