Span Alaska Ceremony Marks Construction of New Anchorage Freight Terminal
Alaska Native elder Marge Nakak conducts the ground blessing of Span Alaska’s new freight facility.
Span Alaska marked an important phase of construction of its new Anchorage freight terminal with a ground blessing by Alaska Native elder Marge Nakak. The 54,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in the fourth quarter 2019 and will function as Span Alaska’s main service center for commercial goods being transported through the Port of Anchorage and throughout the state.
Span Alaska’s flagship 83-door cross-dock terminal will consolidate its existing Anchorage operations under one roof, increasing capacity and providing ample room for long-term growth. This new terminal is purpose-built to improve customer experience, streamline freight handling, and enable faster delivery of cargo to its final destination.
“Today’s blessing ceremony is an important step in the construction of Span Alaska’s new, state-of-the-art facility in Anchorage,” said Tom Souply, president of Span Alaska. “It demonstrates how important culture and community are to the success of our company and to Alaska’s economy.
We have been in Anchorage for more than 40 years. This substantial investment in our infrastructure underscores Span Alaska’s commitment to Alaska, and to providing the most reliable, highest-quality cargo transportation services to the communities we serve.”
The facility is being built on Electron Drive, near International Airport Road and Minnesota Drive in Anchorage.
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