TOTE Maritime Alaska 2016 Presidents’ Day Schedule

Date:               January 25, 2016

Subject:         2016 Presidents’ Day Schedule

To Our Valued Customers,

In observance of Presidents’ Day on February 15, 2016, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have a few changes to our facility operational schedules.

Schedule changes are as follows:

Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office, and Customer Service:

Monday, February 15                          Closed
Tuesday, February 16                         Open – Normal Operation

Anchorage Terminal and Office:

Monday, February 15                        Open – 8:00 am–11:45 am
Tuesday, February 16                        Open – Normal Operation
                                                            Open – 0700 for Trailer Gate & Vehicle Dept.

**There is no impact on TOTE Maritime Alaska’s posted Vessel Schedule**

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Federal Way Customer Service                                 253-449-2112
Federal Way Sales Representative                           800-426-0074
Alaska Sales Representative                                      907-265-7216

We thank you again for your continued support.


Jaime Keith

Cargo Support Manager



TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Successfully Performs First LNG Bunkering at Jacksonville Port

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TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Successfully Performs First LNG Bunkering at Jacksonville Port

January 12, 2016 – Jacksonville, FL – On Saturday, January 9, 2016, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico successfully loaded LNG bunkers aboard the world’s first LNG powered containership, MV Isla Bella. Approximately 100,000 LNG gallons transported by 12 TOTE-owned LNG ISO containers were loaded on schedule. The bunkering was conducted under strict US Coast Guard oversight while Isla Bella was also undergoing cargo operations.

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico LNG BunkThe LNG was transferred from the ISO tank containers using a specially developed transfer skid developed by TOTE’s partner Applied Cryogenics Technologies (ACT) of Houston, Texas. The transfer skid is designed to allow four ISO tanks to be transferred to Isla Bella at once, dramatically reducing transfer time.

The LNG was sourced by TOTE’s partner, JAX LNG, LLC, from AGL Resources’ LNG production facility in Macon, Georgia. Genox Transportation, a specialized LNG trucking partner of TOTE, transported the fuel to Jacksonville. Pivotal LNG, a subsidiary of AGL Resources, also provided transfer expertise to TOTE Maritime with its highly trained LNG experts, ensured the operation was conducted safely and in accordance with best industry practices.

Oversight of the operation both at shipside and on shore was provided by TOTE Services, Inc. (TSI), TOTE Maritime’s sister company that manages the vessels.

“We are very pleased with the results of this initial LNG bunker event and know that the use of LNG in our Marlin Class vessels will provide unprecedented environmental benefits both here in Jacksonville and in Puerto Rico,” said Tim Nolan, President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico. “We are indebted to USCG Sector Jacksonville for their diligent oversight and assistance that was invaluable and helped make this event a success. Our partners ACT, Pivotal LNG and Genox were also major components of our success. Our sister company, TSI, has developed significant expertise in LNG as a Maritime fuel and ensures that our vessels operate safely and efficiently using this environmentally superior fuel.”

Applied Cryo Technologies, Inc. (ACT) is the premier equipment supplier for cryogenics in North America. ACT is proud to be the first to market with this type of bunkering equipment for the marine industry.  Leveraging ACT’s innovative style and unrivaled experience in LNG equipment is sure to bring success to any LNG fueling project.

Pivotal LNG brings liquefied natural gas to companies and industries throughout the United States through reliable, flexible and cost-effective solutions.

TOTE Maritime provides safe, reliable transportation at the fastest speed possible for the Puerto Rican and related Caribbean trades.


TOTE Maritime Alaska Names Michael Noone to President of TOTE Maritime Alaska


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TOTE Maritime Alaska Names Michael Noone to President of TOTE Maritime Alaska

December 7, 2015- Federal Way, WA – TOTE Maritime Alaska is pleased to announce that Michael Noone will assume the role of President, January 1, 2016.


Noone joined TOTE Maritime Alaska as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013, bringing 28 years of experience in the shipping and logistics field. As COO, he has been responsible for creating strategic and operating plans for sales, pricing and operations.

Noone received his bachelor’s degree from Wagner College and is certified by some of the nation’s top executive programs in Logistics, including the SMEAL College of Business Administration at Penn State University and the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He also earned certifications in Advance Management from INSEAD, in Strategic Planning and Implementation from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is a past Steering Committee Member at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

Noone’s predecessor John Parrott, who has served as the company’s President since 2009, will join TOTE’s sister company, Foss Maritime as Chief Operating Officer, where he will be responsible for the oversight of Foss’s key operating divisions.

“We thank John Parrott for his many contributions, accomplishments and leadership for TOTE Maritime Alaska,” said TOTE President & CEO Anthony Chiarello. “We wish him well in his new role at Foss and look forward to TOTE’s continued success under Mike’s capable leadership.”

About TOTE Maritime Alaska

Headquartered in Federal Way, WA, TOTE Maritime Alaska operates two custom-built cargo vessels between Tacoma and Anchorage with twice-weekly sailings year-round. TOTE Maritime Alaska, formerly Totem Ocean Trailer Express, is a TOTE company, part of the Saltchuk family of companies. For more information, visit



Ties that Bind Report’s Findings

The Washington Maritime Federation, an alliance of maritime interests, business, labor unions, shipyards, ports, and policy-makers, sponsored a delegation from the Puget Sound (Western Washington) to visit Anchorage, Alaska and engage in dialogue with Alaskan leaders about Washington’s key trading relationship with Alaska.  This trip follows a regional economic report demonstrating the close trading relationship that Puget Sound has with Alaska entitled, “The Ties That Bind”, concluded the following:

” The Seattle Metro Chamber today released a new study that finds Alaska’s economic impact on the Puget Sound region continues to grow. Ties that Bind: The Enduring Economic Impact of Alaska on the Puget Sound Region, with research conducted by the McDowell Group, found that Alaska accounted for approximately 113,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs in the six-county region in 2013, and that these jobs generated $6.2 billion in wages.

The report includes findings from King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Whatcom and Skagit Counties. The increase of Alaska’s impact is visible in a number of sectors, including:
•Freight/cargo: Interstate trade with Alaska accounted for over 80 percent of domestic containerized shipments through the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, and 20 percent of total containerized shipments—roughly 10 percent of all marine cargo-related economic activity in Puget Sound
•Seafood: Just under 24,000 Puget Sound jobs and $1.3 billion in wages are tied to Alaska’s seafood industry
•Passenger transportation and tourism: Nearly half the Alaska cruise market comes through Seattle, resulting in 434,600 people embarking and/or disembarking in the city
•Maritime Support: Roughly 25 percent of all maritime industrial support services in our area are connected to Alaska-related business, which equates to 5,300 jobs and $390 million in wages.
•Refining: Alaska supplies nearly half of all crude oil refined in the Puget Sound region.
•Health Care: The Seattle metro area is home to several specialized medical centers that provide life-saving care for many Alaskans. The economic impact of Alaskan patients using Puget Sound medical facilities is 1,200 jobs and $87 million
•Education:  Washington is the top state, outside of Alaska, for post-secondary enrollment among Alaska residents, who attend over 30 post-secondary institutions in the six-county Puget Sound area

“This report confirms that Seattle receives significant economic benefit from its ties to the state of Alaska,” said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations for Alaska Airlines.  “This includes serving as a vital access point to Alaska, with over 1 million air passengers traveling between Alaska communities and Sea-Tac Airport annually.  Alaska Airlines is proud to provide reliable, top-notch service that carried nearly two-thirds of all passengers flying out of Alaska last year.”

“Puget Sound and Alaska benefit from a dynamic and diverse economic relationship that serves residents here and in Alaska,” said Maud Daudon, president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. “Our shared connection is a win-win: Puget Sound businesses provide more than $5.3 billion in essential goods and services to Alaskans.”

“Ties that Bind” is the fourth commissioned report to measure the economic impacts of Alaska on the Puget Sound region. The first report was issued in 1985 with updates in 1994 and 2003. This 2015 report is commissioned by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce for the Alaska Business Forum, and is made possible through the generous support of its presenting sponsor, Alaska Airlines, as well as Lynden Transport, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Shell Oil Company, Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), and the At-Sea Processors Association. Other Ties That Bind supporters include the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Chamber of Commerce.

“The transport of goods and supplies throughout Alaska is an important part of our economy. Nearly everything you can buy in Alaska is shipped through Puget Sound, and these businesses in both states rely upon us to deliver. It’s a great relationship we want to see strong and growing.” – Don Johnson, Tacoma Port Commission President

“Washington and Alaska have been closely linked business partners for more than two centuries.  Though challenges are present, the potential for future growth is stronger than ever. This report provides insight and information allowing us to more properly prepare and align ourselves for future opportunities.  We find the report invaluable as we look to the future, plan our strategies and make large capital investments. We have been serving Alaskans since 1954 and we look forward to doing so well into the future.  As a freight carrier servicing the Alaska market, our business istrade between Washington and Alaska.” – Eric Wilson, Lynden Transport, Inc.

“The heritage between Washington and Alaska is rich and growing. When Alaska’s economy does well, so does Washington’s economy. Future opportunities are enormous but are challenged by poor policies. By working together, we can strengthen our economies for future generations.”– Rachael Petro, President and CEO, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce

The study measures economic impacts from the calendar year 2013 and incorporates findings from a voluntary survey of organizations that conduct business in Alaska, executive interviews, and secondary data from several state and federal agencies.

The delegation’s trip is considered the first of an anticipated larger gathering to be held in May 2016 in Alaska and follows some tension between Alaska and environmentalists and their efforts to block off-shore Arctic oil development by Shell Oil Company.

The photos, all taken aboard TOTE Maritime Alaska’s Midnight Sun while it was docked in Anchorage on November 10, 2015, include:

1) Washington State’s Commerce Department Director, Brian Bonlender, Bosun Fadel Saleh, and Washington State Representative Gail Tarleton

2) Tacoma Councilman Joe Lonergan,  Washington State’s Commerce Department Director, Brian Bonlender,  Washington State Representative Gail Tarleton, Bosun Fadel Saleh, Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton, and Port of Tacoma Commissioner, Dick Marzano.

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Richard Berkowitz
Director, Operations
Transportation Institute
(206) 419-6691