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Holiday Announcement Fourth of July [Anchorage - Posted on 06.06.2017]

In observance of Independence Day, all locations for Span Alaska Transportation and Midnight Sun Transportation will be closed on Monday, July 4th, 2016...
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Holiday Schedule Announcement Memorial Day [Anchorage - Posted on 05.15.2017]

In observance of Memorial Day, all locations for Span Alaska Transportation and Midnight Sun Transportation will be closed on Monday, May 29th.
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Keep From Freezing Suspension Notice [ANCHORAGE – Posted on 04.13.2017]

Matson Lines has announced that the final sailings for the 2017 Keep From Freezing season with be northbound sailing departing Tacoma on 4/19/17 (MTC040N), and the southbound sailing departing Anchorage on 4/18/17 (MKD043S).
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SPAN ALASKA Named 2016 Specialty LTL Carrier of the Year [ORLANDO, FL – Posted on 04.11.2017]

Span Alaska Transportation was named “Specialty LTL Carrier of the Year” at NASSTRAC’s annual conference today in Orlando, FL. The award recognizes excellence in LTL carriers that perform in markets whose scope and geography require specialized service and exceptional reliability.
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Fuel Surcharge Change Notice – Central Alaska [ANCHORAGE – Posted on 03.22.2017]

Alaska Marine Lines has announced that effective April 2, 2017 the fuel surcharge to Central Alaska will change to 19.5%.Matson Lines has announced that effective April 16, 2017 the fuel surcharge to Central Alaska will change to 19.5%.
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Fuel Surcharge Change Notice – Central Alaska Barge and Steam [ANCHORAGE – Posted on 02.22.2017]

Alaska Marine Lines and Matson Lines have announced that effective February 19, 2017 the fuel surcharge (FSC) to Central Alaska will change to 17.5%.
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Ocean Carriers Announce General Rate Increase for 2017 [Auburn – Posted on 11.11.2016]

Matson Lines has announced their annual GRI increases for 2017.
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Fuel Surcharge Change Notice – Central Alaska [ANCHORAGE – Posted on 11.01.2016]

Alaska Marine Lines and Matson Lines have announced a fuel surcharge change for Central Alaska, the fuel surcharge will change from 12.5% to 13.5%.
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Span Alaska Transportation, LLC Holiday Hours of Operation and Delivery Schedule [Auburn – Posted on 11.01.2016]

The holiday season is quickly approaching and to assist in your planning needs, Span Alaska Transportation, LLC would like to share with you our hours of operation and delivery schedule.
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Keep From Freezing (KFF) Service 2016 [AUBURN/ANCHORAGE – Posted on 10.07.2016]

As a regular part of our Alaska service, SPAN provides specialized equipment (refrigerated and insulated containers) to protect your shipments from freeze damage...
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Matson Rated #1 Ocean Carrier for Third Consecutive Year
Matson Logistics and Span Alaska Also Honored [Auburn – Posted on 08.17.2016]

HONOLULU, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Matson, Inc. (MATX) subsidiary Matson Navigation Company, a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has been rated by shipping customers as the top ocean carrier in the world...
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Matson Logistics Completes Acquisition of Span Alaska [Auburn – Posted on 08.04.2016]

We are pleased to announce that the transaction making our company a subsidiary of Matson Logistics has been completed and Span Alaska is now officially part of the Matson family...
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Matson Logistics To Acquire Span Alaska [Auburn – Posted on 07.18.2016]

We are excited to inform you that Matson Logistics, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Span Alaska Transportation, LLC...
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Return of MV Matson Tacoma [Anchorage - Posted on 05.13.2016]

We are pleased to announce that Matson Tacoma is returning from dry dock and will soon be re-entering Alaska service...
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Maritime Alaska SOLAS Communication [Anchorage - Posted on 05.13.2016]

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, each container to have a verified weight...
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Fuel Surcharge Change Notice – Southeast Alaska Service [JUNEAU/KETCHIKAN/SITKA – Posted on 05.13.2016]

Alaska Marine Lines has announced that effective May 22, 2016 the fuel surcharge to Southeast Alaska (inclusive of Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka) will increase from 2.5% to 3.5%...
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Fuel Surcharge Format Change – Central Alaska [ANCHORAGE – Posted on 03.15.2016]

Matson Navigation Company, has decided to follow a model that TOTEM Maritime is using and lower the FSC and adjust the base rate accordingly...
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Span Alaska Transportation, LLC Holiday Hours of Operation and Delivery Schedule [Aburn – Posted on 11.09.2015]

The holiday season is quickly approaching and to assist in your planning needs, Span Alaska Transportation, LLC would like to share with you our hours of operation and delivery schedule.
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With Latest Aquisition, Auburn Freight Company Becomes One of the Largest in Washington [AUBURN/ANCHORAGE – Posted on 10.27.2015]

Span Alaska Transportation is closing the Fife offices of Pacific Alaska Freightways and moving the business to the company's headquarters in Auburn. Span Alaska acquired Pacific in September ...
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Keep From Freezing (KFF) Service [AUBURN/ANCHORAGE – Posted on 10.05.2015]

Starting with the sailing of 10-7-2015 we will begin to use insulated containers. This will begin with Fairbanks. We will review the forecast weekly...
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Span Alaska’s President Welcomes PAF [AUBURN/ANCHORAGE – Posted on 9.17.2015]

Span Alaska and Pacific Alaska Freightways are now one company!
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Span Alaska Transportation Acquires Pacific Alaska Freightways [AUBURN/ANCHORAGE – Posted on 9.17.2015]

Span Alaska Transportation, a leading provider of freight and logistics management services for the Alaska market today announced it has acquired Pacific Alaska Freightways.
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Evergreen Pacific Partners Completes Investment in Span Alaska Transportation, Inc. [SEATTLE – Posted on 4.7.2014]

Evergreen Pacific Partners, Washington State’s largest private equity fund, announced today that it has completed an investment in Auburn, Washington-based Span Alaska Transportation, Inc. a leading provider of freight and logistics management services for the Alaska market.
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Fuel Surcharge Change Notice – S.E. Alaska Service [ANCHORAGE – Posted on 8.17.2015]

Alaska Marine Lines has announced that effective August 23, 2015 the fuel surcharge to Southeast Alaska will decrease from 9.0% to 7.0%.
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Matson Completes Alaska Acquisition For $469 Million [HONOLULU – Posted on 5.29.2015]

Matson, Inc. today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Horizon Lines, Inc., which includes Horizon’s Alaska operations and the assumption of all non-Hawaii business liabilities.
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Bill Meszaros Joins Span Alaska Transportation as VP of Sales and Marketing [ANCHORAGE – Posted on 1.10.2015]

Bill Meszaros has joined Span Alaska Transportation as vice president of sales and marketing. He replaces Kathy Lorec who recently retired after 33 years of service with the freight company.
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Port of Anchorage Cargo Update [ANCHORAGE – Posted on 2.20.2015]

The Port of Anchorage has experienced an increase in overall tonnage in 2014 – the first uptick in three years.
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Employee Longevity Key To Span Alaska’s Success [ANCHORAGE – Posted on 8.20.2015]

Span Alaska is delighted to celebrate with several longtime employees who recently hit major milestones of 10 to 30 years of service with the company.
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