Heading North: Navigating Alaska’s Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Alaska’s extreme weather and geography create logistics challenges for shippers moving cargo to, from, and in the state

Alaska: The Vast Frontier

Inbound Logistics

By offering air, barge, ocean carrier, rail, and trucking services, logistics providers are minimizing the risks involved with transporting goods to, from, and within Alaska

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL


The Alberta government asked the Van Horne Institute to examine the case for building a railway from the Oil Sands fields of Fort McMurray to the Delta junction in Alaska. The bitumen would be heated in tanks in McMurray and unloaded in heated tanks at Delta Junction, where the Alaska Pipeline connects with the Alaska Railway system,which goes to the port of Valdez. The team was not sure that the Alaska Pipeline would be interested in taking Canadian oil into their system.

Freight Transport in Alaska: The Haul of the Wild

Inbound Logistics

Challenging weather and a remote location make delivering freight to and from Alaska a complex operation. To simplify operations, many shippers turn to transportation companies and logistics service providers that have the expertise to make sure freight flows smoothly despite the complexities

Finish What You Start and Never Give Up

Supply Chain Nation

CS: I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. The first was moving back to Alaska to support my husband, considering my role at JDA and my travel schedule. But the best thing about being in Alaska is having so much family around.

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Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

GTG Technology Group

In the Maersk attack, ships off the coast of Anchorage, Alaska were unable to deliver necessary goods like milk and groceries. Cyberattacks a Transportation Management Software Suite Might Face. Transportation companies have a history of defending themselves against physical attacks.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Con-Way Freight’s service area includes the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B in sales (estimated 2012). Con-Way Freight has 9.4% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc.

Supply Chain Talk: The Secret to Standardization – Imagine Wearing a Standard Shoe Design on Both Feet


The cost per seat mile for the value-based airlines like Alaska and Spirit is as much as 25% less than most full-service airlines. How do I standardize my supply chain process?

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

UPS Freight’s service area includes all of the United States including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B in sales (estimated 2012). UPS Freight has 6.9% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. UPS, Inc. had $54.1B in sales in 2012. UPS Inc.

Add These 3 Transportation Industry Shows to Your Watch List

GTG Technology Group

Railroad Alaska. Similar to Ice Road Truckers , Railroad Alaska portrays life in one of America’s harshest climates, with a railroad as the backdrop. Railroad Alaska provides viewers with an entrancing look at life in the Alaskan transportation industry.

The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

Texas is the second largest state in terms of land mass with only Alaska being larger, yet most of the population is already living in the Texas Triangle. The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.”

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LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Reddaway is an LTL carrier that provides service in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. YRC Freight’s service area includes the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii and Puerto Rico. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2%

LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

ZIP code (including Alaska and Hawaii). LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B in sales (estimated 2012). FedEx Freight has a market share of 14.9%. FedEx Freight’s revenue includes FedEx Custom Critical. FedEx Corporation is based in Memphis TN and has $42.7B in revenues in 2012. FedEx Freight is one of 7 operating units owned by FedEx Corporation.

Supplier Diversity at P&G: A Core Part of the Business Strategy

Supply Chain View from the Field

Sealaska was producing the plastic caps for Liquid Tide, and Andy’s first thought was “well, we can surely finding someone who is more responsive and agile for our needs than a diverse supplier in Alaska!” I had an opportunity to interview Andy Butler, head of Supplier Diversity at Procter and Gamble last week. He shared with me his insights on sourcing from a diverse supply base, and how this has become truly engrained into P&G’s corporate culture.

Matrix Commerce is Coming Will You Be Ready?

Supply Chain Network

The complexity really starts when you look at the distribution of the products and how you can actually calculate and track the carbon footprint of a product sent to a store around the corner from the plant versus sending the same product to a store in Alaska.

3 Ways State Marijuana Legalization Impacts the Trucking Industry

GTG Technology Group

Recreational marijuana is legal in Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia. H ow Marijuana Legalization Impacts the Trucking Industry. Marijuana legalization is creating some interesting ripple effects in many industries.

LTL Carrier Profile: Old Dominion

The Logistics of Logistics

Old Dominion ’s service area includes all of the United States including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. LTL Carrier Profile: Old Dominion. Old Dominion is the fifth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.1B in sales (estimated 2012). Old Dominion has 6% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. Old Dominion is based in Thomasville, North Carolina. The company has five primary product groups: OD-Domestic, OD-Expedited, OD-People, OD-Global and OD-Technology.

Logistics of Hurricane Harvey's Humanitarian Aid


A rapid-response humanitarian relief organization, Airlink is said to be working with major airline companies, namely United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines, to relieve workers and volunteers.

Jeopardy Trucking Company


Alaska, Hawaii, and the Canadian territories do not participate. Jeopardy Trucking Company “Good afternoon, Jeopardy Trucking company. Radar O’Reilly speaking” “What is a customer greeting?”

‘Where the Flock are we Going?’


Eventually they are able to make their way from Wrangel Island north… yes, north of Alaska… down to their winter home in California. As I made the turn east on the perimeter road that I take to work every morning, I look up to a surreal sight in the sky.

Most Disgusting Reason Ever Forces United Airlines Flight to Land in Alaska

Material Handling & Logistics

No matter how bad your airplane travels have been lately, you're still probably glad you weren't on this flight.

5 Trending Transportation Updates: December 2016

PLS Logistics

Post-Election Hope for Alaska Mines, Toll Supporters and Consumer Confidence. Miners expect the EPA to announce in Q1 that it will let the application process for a copper and gold mine in Alaska to proceed. Amazon Innovation: Grocery Stores.