Span Alaska provides over-the-water shipping of freight twice weekly via containership, or weekly via barge, from the Port of Tacoma, Washington to the Port of Anchorage, Alaska. Our expert logistics team then uses rail, road, and/or air to deliver your freight to its final destination within Alaska.
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Containership Service (Matson) from Port of Tacoma to Anchorage (4 – 5 days)
Departs Wednesday and Friday nights
Deadline for freight arrival to Auburn, WA is noon on Wednesdays or Fridays
Freight is shipped using flatbeds and 40' and 45' containers
Expert logistics move your freight to its final Alaska destination – including Soldotna, Homer, Palmer, Wasilla, as well as points north including Fairbanks and North Pole
Barge service (AML) from Port of Tacoma to Anchorage (11 – 14 days)
A more economical option, barge departure is on Tuesdays, contact Span Alaska for sail dates at 1-800-257-7726
Deadline for freight arrival to Auburn, WA is noon on Mondays
Barge service is a cost-effective alternative for non-time-sensitive items, as well as over-wide and over-height bulky items
Containers are 20', 40', or 53' in length
Expert freight forwarding options get your shipment to its final Alaska destination
Barge service (AML) from Port of Tacoma to Juneau, Alaska (6 – 7 days)
Departs Wednesdays and Fridays
Deadline for freight arrival to Auburn, WA is 4:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Freight forwarding logistics include final delivery to Juneau and other Southeast locations including Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway, Haines, and Petersburg
Span Alaska offers KFF (keep from freezing) options from the end of September through the middle of April depending on the weather.
We’ll send you an e-mail or fax on the morning after sailing to confirm that your freight has sailed and to give you an estimated date of delivery. It’s available in two different formats and lists your supplier’s name, your purchase order number, shipment weight, and other details. Register for online access or call your local Span Alaska office or 1-800-257-7726.