shipping freight to alaska


Shipping freight to Alaska

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Span Alaska Transportation 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 and Kodiak Island. Our expert logistics team then uses rail, road, and air to deliver your freight to its final destination within Alaska. Have LTL (less than truckload) or LCL (less than container) freight? Not a problem. We move more LTL and LCL freight than any other carrier in Alaska.

•Container Ship Service (Matson) from Port of Tacoma to Anchorage (4 – 5 days add a day to Kodiak)
•Departs Wednesday and Friday nights
•Deadline for freight arrival to Auburn, WA is noon on Wednesdays or Fridays (Tuesday or Thursday for Kodiak)
•Freight is shipped using 40’ flatbeds, 40' and 45' containers
•Expert logistics move your freight to its final Alaska destination – including Soldotna, Homer, Palmer, Wasilla, Eagle River 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 weather.

We serve all points in Alaska. Please call your local Span Alaska office, or call 1-800-257-7726 for schedules and cut-offs to other Alaska destinations.


We’ll send you an e-mail or fax on the morning after a 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. Call to Sign up