Alaska Marine Lines Company Overview

Alaska Marine Lines is a marine transportation company providing barge service to and from Alaska, Hawaii, and the Yukon Territory (Canada). We offer twice weekly service to Southeast Alaska, weekly service to Central Alaska and Yukon Territory, seasonal service to Western and Arctic Alaska, and bi-weekly service to Hawaii. We also offer Charter services and a full range of intermodal door-to-door fully insured freight management services from the lower 48 states.

As a full-service marine transportation company, we move all types of freight to and from Alaska, Hawaii, and Yukon Territory – from necessities like groceries and cars to oversized cranes and other bulky materials for diverse projects in the mining, oil and construction industries. Our equipment includes dry and refrigerated containers, all sizes of tugs and barges and specialized pieces for the most complex projects. Whether your cargo is oversize, refrigerated, hazardous, less-than-container or full-container, we’ll get it there safely, efficiently and within your budget. Below is a sample list of the types of items we move regularly:

  • Full-container
  • Less-than-container
  • Dry and refrigerated groceries
  • Seafood
  • Dry and liquid bulk tank commodities
  • Hazardous materials
  • Oversize cargo
  • Rolling stock
  • General breakbulk
  • Mining

Constantly looking to improve service and efficiency, we are an innovative leader in our industry. We have developed, designed and manufactured ultra-efficient types and sizes of equipment to better serve our customers. Our 53′ long by 102″ wide by 10′ high ISO- rated dry and refrigerated containers are the first of their kind. Moreover, we offer the largest fleet of equipment in Alaska to ensure our customers have the right tools for the job.

In addition to our innovative equipment and reliable service, Alaska Marine Lines provides even more value to our customers through our EZ Commerce information system. You can enjoy 24/7 access to online tracing, reporting, shipping, and document imaging information via our website on your computer or on your mobile phone through our mobile app available in the Apple Store or Google Play.

Alaska Marine Lines is an integral part of the communities we serve. Therefore, we supplement our local year-round employees with local seasonal employees. We hire high school graduates and college students in a variety of positions such as customer service assistants, accounting support and hands-on terminal operators to support our employees during this busy season. If you would like to apply for a position with Alaska Marine Lines please visit our careers page.

Alaska Marine Lines is part of the Lynden family of companies® that provides transportation and logistics solutions in Alaska, Canada, the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and around the world. Extensive multi-modal capabilities allow customers to optimize time and money by shipping via air, land or sea, or in any combination.

Our Story

Lynden has grown from a two-stop, two-truck operation in Lynden, WA to an international multi-modal logistics company serving customers around the world.

Read more about our history.

Our Culture and Values

Our mission and values guide us to support each other and the communities we serve. We exhibit this in many ways such as sponsoring local youth sports teams, donating transportation and fostering an environment of collaboration and empowerment. The original philosophy of putting the customer first, working hard, delivering quality, being the best and having fun throughout still influences everything we do. Read more about our culture and values.