Alaska Marine Lines featured in February Issue of Alaska Business
Tue, Feb 28, 2023
Alaska Marine Lines was recently featured in the February 2023 issue of Alaska Business magazine. This issue touches on the central position of Alaska for international shipping, with this excerpt included: "Jake Maenpa, Vice President of Sales for Alaska Marine Lines (AML), says that Alaska is strategically located as a key transshipment hub for businesses targeting Asian, European, and North American markets. AML moves containers full of Alaska seafood on barges from fisheries in Bristol Bay, Prince William Sound, Dutch Harbor, Southeast Alaska, and other coastal locations. Much of this seafood goes first to Seattle, Anchorage, or Dutch Harbor by barge, where it is transferred to additional ships that carry it to its final destination. Freight is also moved to trucks or planes by a process known as transloading. AML and its parent company Lynden have multimodal transportation infrastructure, which plays a vital role in connecting exporters with the rest of the world. This is especially true in Alaska, where resources are primarily located in remote locations. Maenpa says companies often face the challenge of getting their products from point of origin to international gateway ports for distribution around the world". Check out this link to read the full article: February 2023 Issue.