PORTLAND, OR: July 21, 2016. Alaska Marine Lines (AML), part of the Lynden Group, will introduce a new barge 'Skagway Provider' between Seattle and Southeast Alaska on July 29.
The heavy deck barge has capacity for 13,200 tons of cargo or about 800 TEU containers and joins a fleet of three similar vessels.
AML offers twice a weekly barge operation to Juneau, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, Haines, Skagway, Wrangell, as well as twice-weekly service to Central Alaska, a seasonal departure to Western Alaska, and a bi-weekly service to Hawaii.
"We are proud to offer our customers additional capacity between Seattle and Southeast Alaska via the Skagway Provider," said AML president Kevin Anderson. "It represents a significant investment in our Southeast Alaska service. Most Southeast communities have no land-route link with either the Lower 48 or the rest of Alaska.
"Virtually everything comes in by water – cars, heavy equipment, food and medical supplies – so providing reliable, efficient and safe equipment to serve our customers is extremely important to us," he added.
Based in Seattle, Lynden Group services include shipping to Alaska, truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, barge service to Hawaii and Alaska, charter barges, worldwide air and ocean forwarding, 3PL, trade show shipping, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered Hercules L-382 cargo aircraft and multi-modal logistics.