Service Updates

The MATSON ANCHORAGE 223N encountered severe weather enroute to the Port of Alaska delaying its arrival. The MATSON ANCHORAGE 223S will bypass Kodiak and sail directly to Tacoma to get back on schedule, and expected to arrive 1:00 am on Friday, January 27.


Please be advised that a major winter storm system in the Gulf of Alaska will impact both our
southbound and northbound vessels over the next few weeks.


Alaska Marine Lines has announced that effective December 18, 2022, the barge fuel surcharge (FSC) to, and from, Central Alaska points will change from 36.0% to 34.0%, and the FSC to, and from, Southeast Alaska will change from 19.5% to 17.0%.


As 2022 comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to thank you for choosing Span Alaska for your transportation needs.


The Matson Anchorage 217N has incurred severe weather during its voyage to
Anchorage and will be delayed. Current arrival to Anchorage is estimated to be
the evening of Tuesday, November 8.


The Matson Tacoma 215N has incurred severe weather during its voyage to Anchorage and will be delayed. Current arrival to Anchorage is estimated to be the early morning of Wednesday, Nov 2. The ETA to Kodiak is expected to the early morning Thursday, Nov. 3, and the ETA to Dutch Harbor is projected to be early on Saturday, Nov. 5.


Matson Navigation has announced that effective October 30, 2022 the steamship fuel surcharge (FSC) to, and from, Central Alaska (inclusive of Kodiak and Dutch Harbor) will change from 27.0% to 23.0%.


As a regular part of our Alaska service, SPAN provides specialized equipment (insulated containers) to protect your shipments from freezing. This year, the seasonal service will begin with the sailing of MAC215N, departing Tacoma on Wednesday, October 14, 2022.


Dear Valued Customer, Alaska Marine Lines has announced that effective September 18, 2022 the barge fuel surcharge (FSC) to, and from, Central Alaska will change from 39.5% to 36.0%. Span Alaska will be following this announced change effective the same day. Span Alaska will continue to monitor any fuel changes and keep you informed of […]


Dear Valued Customer, Matson Navigation has announced that effective September 4, 2022 the steamship fuel surcharge (FSC) to, and from, Central Alaska (inclusive of Kodiak and Dutch Harbor) will change from 31.0% to 27.0%. Span Alaska will be following this announced change effective the same day. Span Alaska will continue to monitor any fuel changes […]


Please be advised that all locations for Span Alaska Transportation and Midnight Sun Transportation will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day. Please understand deliveries will remain behind schedule due to sailing disruptions over the last two weeks and the short holiday week.


The Matson Maunalei, scheduled for the August 19 NB sailing is still undergoing repairs, consequently, Matson will cancel the northbound voyage from Tacoma on Friday, August 19. Matson fully expects to be back on schedule with all northbound and southbound voyages the week of August 22.


The Matson Anchorage 209N, originally scheduled to sail on August 10, departed Tacoma at 10:30 am today and has an estimated time of arrival into Anchorage at 8:00pm Monday, August 15. Vessel unloading will begin immediately upon arrival.


The Matson Anchorage 209N did not depart Tacoma late Wednesday as originally scheduled, due to a labor issue.


The Matson Maunalei 181N encountered mechanical issues while in transit to Anchorage. The vessel will be pulled out of rotation until the necessary repairs are completed.


Alaska Marine Lines has announced that effective August 7, 2022 the barge fuel
surcharge (FSC) to, and from, Southeast Alaska points will change from 24.0% to
19.5%.