shipping freight to alaska


Shipping freight from Alaska

Get a free quote for shipping from Alaska.

Span Alaska Transportation offers over-the-water southbound shipping to Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, and on to the Port of Tacoma, from Anchorage once weekly. And it doesn’t stop there. For shipments destined beyond Tacoma, we provide freight forwarding logistics via truck and rail service to any location in the Lower 48 and Canada. We’ve been shipping freight Outside for nearly 40 years. 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.

•Steamship service (Matson) from Anchorage to the Port of Tacoma (8 – 9 days)
•Departs Anchorage Sundays and Wednesdays
•Deadline for freight arrival at Span Alaska’s Anchorage warehouse is noon on the Friday before the Sunday
•Freight is shipped using flatbeds and 40' and 45' containers
•Expert logistics move your freight to its final Lower 48 (or Canadian) destination

•Barge Service (AML) from Anchorage to the Port of Seattle (12 – 15 days)
•A more economical option, barge departure is on Sundays
•Deadline for freight arrival to Span’s Anchorage warehouse is noon on the Friday before the Sunday
•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 Lower 48 (or Canadian) destination

To schedule a pick up, call the nearest conveniently located Span Alaska terminal:

Anchorage freight terminal 907-349-3606
Fairbanks freight terminal 907-451-1184
Soldotna freight terminal 907-262-5444
Wasilla freight terminal 907-373-3511


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