Lynden Transport recently wrapped up the final delivery for a year-long SpaceX project in Alaska. "The first two antennas were delivered to us in Fife early last year, and they required careful loading for the trip north to Prudhoe Bay," says John Husby, Northwest Regional Sales Manager. At 7-feet by 9-feet, and weighing 3,000-pounds each, the pieces required forklift placement onto the trailers.
“They are extremely fragile, so no other freight can come in contact with them. The crew that loaded and secured them did a fantastic job. Fife Safety Supervisor, formerly Operations Supervisor, Zach Joraanstad was the lead on the project with assistance from Driver Casey Mack," John says. Lynden delivered the high-value antenna to various Alaska locations over the past year via truck, steamship and barge as the global installation of satellites continues. In all, 27 units were transported – nine to Fairbanks, nine to Ketchikan and nine more to Nome in 2021.