Span Alaska Transportation has been serving Alaska’s freight transportation needs for more than forty years. If you are looking to move truckload containers or LTL (less than truckload) freight between the Lower 48 and Alaska, the team at Span Alaska has the expertise, experience, and connections to provide you with the highest value of service of anyone in the industry.
Span provides over-the-water freight shipping twice weekly via container ship from the Port of Tacoma in Washington state to the Port of Alaska in Anchorage. Span Alaska also provides twice-weekly barge service to Southeast Alaska and weekly service to Southcentral Alaska. Span Alaska can provide complete logistical support using road, rail, sea, and air to deliver your freight to its final destination anywhere within Alaska through industry connections and partnerships.
Span Alaska utilizes the latest technology and can provide you with updates on your shipment, including an email alert on the morning of your shipment to confirm your freight has sailed while giving you an estimated date of delivery. Customers can also track shipments and receive proof of delivery.
Span Alaska provides container ship service delivering goods to Alaska from the Port of Tacoma in four to five days. As a more economical option, Span Alaska also offers barge service, which delivers goods to Alaska from the Port of Seattle in eleven to fourteen days. Barge service is an excellent option for non-time-sensitive freight, as well as for oversized cargo items.
Span Alaska moves freight twice weekly via barge to Southeast Alaska cities.
Our keep from freezing (KFF) service is loaded on insulated containers to keep the temperature warm enough to prevent water from freezing. This includes during the winter months as the temperature drops in Alaska.
Span Alaska specializes in moving freight within Alaska and has an experienced team familiar with the ins and outs of forwarding freight statewide. No matter what your freight is or where it has to be delivered, Span Alaska moves more LTL and LCL freight than any other carrier in Alaska. Span Alaska also offers in-state, over-the-water shipping from the Port of Alaska to Kodiak and Dutch Harbor weekly.
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“We have had no disruptions or slowdowns during the COVID pandemic—and that is a testament to our employees who understand this responsibility, who care about what they do every day," says Span Alaska then-President Tom Souply.
The team at Span Alaska Transportation had to take extraordinary action to ship a special refrigeration unit all the way to the top of the world to ensure it was on site before the community’s first vaccines arrived.
By the end of the year Span Alaska will be operating a newly constructed terminal to increase efficiency and better serve its customers, and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Port of Nome are both pursuing projects that will build economic opportunity for the communities they serve.