Monday, January 21, 2019

Alaska Marine Lines Expanding North

By Karen Robes Meeks

Alaska Marine Lines recently announced that it is extending services from Seattle, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska, to the Arctic region.

New stops will be added this year to the Alaska marine transportation company' ports of call, linking Naknek, Dillingham, Nome, Bethel and Kotzebue and over 65 villages along the Western Alaska coast.

Bowhead Transport – which provides door-to-shore service to the Arctic through its agreement with Alaska Marine Lines – will offer destination services at the North Slope villages of Point Hope, Point Lay, Wainwright, Utqiagvik (Barrow), and Kaktovik. Alaska Marine Lines will serve Deadhorse with two annual sealifts.

"Adding these new locations allows us to meet our goal of serving the entire state of Alaska, from Ketchikan to Kaktovik,” said Alaska Marine Lines President Kevin Anderson.