Pacific Alaska Freightways has been delivering freight transportation services to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak & Southeast Alaska business and consumers since 1961. We have earned knowledge in all modes of transportation to Alaska including steamship, barge, rail, air and over the road.


Contact Details

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  City Anchorage, AK
  Zip Code 99515
  Address 431 East 104th Avn
  Phone Number (907) 336-2567

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We know Alaska logistics, Alaska freight forwarding and Alaska - we have what it takes to transport your freight and shipments to, from, and around the state of Alaska. Span Alaska moves more LTL (less than truckload) freight than any other carrier between the lower 48 and Alaska-for several good reasons. We have the equipment, the people, and the experience with Lower 48 carriers and ocean carriers necessary to transport freight quickly and efficiently. Our long term connections enable us to consistently provide the highest value of service and the ability get things done that others simply cannot.


To be recognized by our customers as providing the highest level of service and reliability in the Alaska marketplace. Span Alaska has been proudly serving Alaska since 1978 with a simple philosophy that's proven itself for more than three decades: honesty and integrity, attention to detail, and plain ol' good service just make for good business. It's simple, effective, and profitable for both Span Alaska and our customers. For Span Alaska, service goes beyond delivering on our immediate commitments.


Span Alaska Transportation provides over-the-water shipping of freight twice weekly via steamship, or weekly via barge, from the Port of Tacoma, Washington to the Port of Anchorage, Alaska. Our expert logistics team then uses rail, road, and air to deliver your freight to its final destination within Alaska. Have LTL (less than truckload) or LCL (less than container) freight? Not a problem. We move more LTL and LCL freight than any other carrier in Alaska. Span Alaska offers KFF (keep from freezing) options from the end of September through the middle of April depending on weather.


It is our policy to provide and maintain safe working conditions and to follow operating practices that will safeguard all employees. Span Alaska conducts monthly safety meetings, provides continuous training, and actively monitors safety and compliance for all employees. No job will be considered properly completed unless it is performed in a safe manner. It is our mission to foster a world-class safety culture that creates a workplace where every employee takes ownership of their personal safety and the safety of other employees, clients, and the public we encounter daily on the roads and highways.


We understand Alaska - and we have everything it takes to transport your shipments to, from, and around the state. Not only do we constantly recruit and retain great people with in-depth knowledge of the transportation industry, we empower them to make on-the-spot decisions. In addition, Span Alaska owners and top-level management are highly accessible and actively involved in the company on a daily basis. Together we can react quickly to situations, resolve any issues for your company, and ultimately save you time and money along the way.


Span Alaska has been moving freight to, from, and within Alaska for nearly 40 years. In fact, 90% of the consumer goods for 85% of Alaska come through the Port of Anchorage. Alaska is a big state - did you know that Alaska covers about one-third of the entire United States? It is 570,640,95 square miles. That's a lot of delivery area! We have heard a lot of questions about our freight services over the years and have listed them - with the appropriate answers - below. And for the record, some of the questions we've received about Alaska specifically, are answered for you right here: No, most Alaskans do not live in igloos.


Span Alaska began in 1978 as a vision from one of the most respected people in the industry. Ray Landry was one of the most respected people in the Alaska freight industry even before he formed Span Alaska Consolidators in 1978. With 30 years of experience with the major players in the industry, Ray applied all his knowledge and insight to launching and developing the kind of company he knew would best serve Alaskans. With the support of his employees and his customers, he succeeded. From humble beginnings, Ray steadily built his one-man operation into one of the largest freight companies serving Alaska.