Alaska Marine Lines loads drill rig supply vessel in record time
Mon, May 27, 2013
In the latest example of Lynden teamwork, Alaska Marine Lines assisted Lynden Logistics in meeting the needs of customer Furie Operating Alaska LLC. Lynden Logistics provided support for Furie’s logistical projects in Alaska’s oil patch. “In this particular case, Furie needed a stevedore in the Pacific Northwest to load drilling supplies on a ship,” explains Mark Gaska, Seattle Terminal Manager at Alaska Marine Lines. “They had the M/V Sovereign on lease from Ocean Marine Services bound for Nikiski. Our job was to load the heavy wall casing, hammers, assorted collars and other gear.” It was Alaska Marine Lines’ first chance to load a drill rig supply vessel. “We recognized the importance of this venture to Lynden’s commitment to support oil and gas exploration projects, and we adjusted our schedule accordingly to exceed Furie’s expectations. We were able to get them out of Seattle 24 hours ahead of schedule.”
Mark later received a thank you from M.B. Steen, Purchasing and Logistics Manager of Furie Operating, LLC. “I want to thank you for helping us get out of Seattle a day earlier. This really helped us understand the meaning of logistics,” he wrote.