What retailers choose to stock at their remote Alaska stores—food, snowmachine or boat parts, fuel—could mean survival for residents of small villages.
Everts Air Cargo and the UAF Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration assisted Boston-based Merlin in putting its “non-human pilot” through real-world operational challenges.
A subsidiary of Anchorage-based ASCI won its first federal contract to provide logistics service support for military and civilian agencies in Alaska.
Follow the many supply chains that lead to a single can of soda in Anchorage, from sourcing ingredients to securing packaging.
Supply chain issues have plagued the world economy since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a shortage of refrigerated trailers and containers, often called reefers, further complicates the situation.
Alaska Air Cargo is adding two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its dedicated freighters serving the company’s namesake state, increasing the fleet from three to five aircraft by 2023.
The Anchorage Pacific Air-to-Sea Service, a joint effort of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, aims to load air cargo from Asia onto ships in Anchorage for transport to Tacoma, Washington.
“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.
One segment of the transportation industry that is crucial to getting items from port to door is drayage—a logistical service focused on trucking goods a short distance to retail companies or consolidators.
As scientists and medical experts work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, the conversation has grown to include not just the safety and efficacy of a potential vaccine but the logistics surrounding its distribution as well.