Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Lynden Companies Continue Operations Amid COVID-19

By Karen Robes Meeks

Lynden announced recently that its family of companies continues to keep regular business operations and schedules, including Alaska Marine Lines’ barge services to Southeast, Central, and Western Alaska.

“In many of our operations, our services are critical to the communities and businesses that we serve,” President and CEO Jon Burdick wrote in a letter to customers. “Our mariners, drivers, flight crew and cargo handlers often provide the majority or only cargo services to many locations, so communities depend on us for food and other living essentials. Many of our customers rely on us to provide services to their businesses that are essential. Our milk customers cannot operate if our drivers cannot drive.”

Lynden continues to monitor the COVID-19 development, adding that the companies have enforced a number of efforts to minimize risk exposure to the novel coronavirus.