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November 13, 2019 -   The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2019. The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1730hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074.  > READ MORE
November 13, 2019 -   Please find our schedule for the week of Thanksgiving below. Tacoma Terminal: Wednesday, November 27 Normal Gate Hours Thursday, November 28 – Thanksgiving Day Terminal Closed Friday, November 29 Gates Closed – TMAK Holiday North Star voyage 19186 will arrive and discharge only _________________________________________________________________   Anchorage Terminal: Wednesday, November 27 Normal Gate Hours Thursday, […]  > READ MORE
October 18, 2019 -   Due to inclement weather, M/V Midnight Sun has been operating off schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. We have worked with our vessel crew and our operations teams to update our operational schedule for an on-time arrival of MS19167 on Sunday morning, October 27.   MS19163/19164 Anchorage Schedule MS19163 will arrive […]  > READ MORE
October 15, 2019 -   Due to inclement weather, Midnight Sun, voyage 19160, is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Tacoma on Thursday morning for a 0700 Work Start. The following changes have been made to our operational schedule: Tacoma Terminal: Thursday, October 17 0800 – Lanes open for trailers 1300 – Lanes open for vehicles The vessel […]  > READ MORE
October 9, 2019 - Midnight Sun, voyage 19156, is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Tacoma on Thursday morning for a 0330 Work Start. The following changes have been made to our operational schedule:   Tacoma Terminal: Thursday, October 10 0800 – Lanes open for trailers 1000 – Lanes open for vehicles   Midnight Sun, voyage 19159, is […]  > READ MORE
October 7, 2019 -   Please be advised that Midnight Sun, northbound voyage 19155, made up time during its journey and will now arrive in Anchorage on early Monday morning with a work start of 0300. As a result, the following changes have been made to our operational schedule: Anchorage Terminal and Office: Monday, October 7 0700 – Gates […]  > READ MORE
October 4, 2019 -   Please be advised that Midnight Sun, northbound voyage 19155, departed the Port of Tacoma today at 0900 after receiving some minor repairs. It is now expected to arrive in Anchorage on Monday with a work start of 1300. As a result, the Anchorage terminal and gate will be closed on Sunday and resume operations […]  > READ MORE
October 2, 2019 -   Midnight Sun voyage 19155 will be delayed leaving Tacoma with an estimated departure time of 0400 Friday morning. The following adjustments have been made to the Tacoma gate hours: Wednesday, October 2 Normal gate hours 0800-2300 All normal hazardous cut-offs apply Thursday, October 3 Trailer gate hours 0800-2300 for Friday operations and pickup of […]  > READ MORE
October 1, 2019 - As a TOTE company, we are committed to safety being at the forefront of every decision and action. On Monday, October 7, our Tacoma and Federal Way offices will be standing up for safety and standing down our operations from 1130-1700. During this time, both L48 locations will be closed and employees will come together […]  > READ MORE
September 20, 2019 -   KFF Service for Winter 2019/2020 Once again, it is time to bundle up and prepare for the winter season in Alaska. After internal discussion, we are announcing the official start of KFF (Keep from Freezing) Service to begin with our northbound sailing of the North Star, Voyage 19153 departing Tacoma at 0100 on Saturday, 09/28/2019.  […]  > READ MORE
September 10, 2019 - TOTE Maritime Alaska is excited to announce the completion of the first successful conversion on engine #2 for M/V North Star! In order to complete the scheduled sea trials of the engine, Sunday, September 22 will have a scheduled early work start of 0300 in Anchorage. Please see below for updated cut-off times for the […]  > READ MORE
September 9, 2019 -   The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019. The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1730hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074.  > READ MORE
August 28, 2019 -   In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 2, 2019, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have a few changes to our facility operational schedules. Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office: September 2: Closed September 3: Trailer Lanes open at 0700; Vehicle Gate open at 0800.   Anchorage Terminal and Office: Sunday, September 1, Hazardous Cargo cut […]  > READ MORE
August 16, 2019 -   Due to a later shoal crossing, voyage 19127 is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Sunday August 18, with an adjusted work start of 0900. All normal gate cut-offs still apply. If you have questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact your Account Executive or Customer Service. Federal Way: 800.426.0074 Alaska: 907.276.5868 […]  > READ MORE
August 7, 2019 -   In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 2, 2019, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have a few changes to our facility operational schedules. Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office: September 2: Closed September 3: Trailer Lanes open at 0700; Vehicle Gate open at 0800. Anchorage Terminal and Office: Sunday, September 1, Hazardous Cargo cut-offs for […]  > READ MORE
July 20, 2019 -   July 20, 2019     Due to a power outage at the Tacoma terminal Wednesday night, Midnight Sun voyage 19111 experienced a delayed departure from the Port of Tacoma. The late departure will have the following impacts on our Anchorage operations for Midnight Sun voyage 19112:   Sunday, July 21 – Anchorage Terminal – […]  > READ MORE
July 2, 2019 - TOTE Maritime Alaska has filed a General Rate Increase of 3.75% to be effective Sunday, November 10, 2019. This rate action was filed with the United States Surface Transportation Board in Washington, D.C.  Today’s filing applies to STB TOTE tariffs 101-A, 202-B, 501-A, and 601-A. It does not apply to tariff STB TOTE 701-A (household goods).     Additionally, […]  > READ MORE
June 24, 2019 - Updated June 24, 2019 In observance of Independence Day, Thursday July 4th and Bloody Thursday, Friday July 5th, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedules. Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office: Wednesday July 3rd – Normal Cargo Operation Hours for NB Voyage 19103 Thursday July 4th – CLOSED Friday July 5th […]  > READ MORE
June 10, 2019 - The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, June 13th. The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1730hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074.  > READ MORE
May 15, 2019 - In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedules. *There is no impact on TOTE Maritime Alaska’s posted Vessel Schedule. Terminal and Operations schedules are as follows: Tacoma Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office:  Monday, May 27: Closed Tuesday, May 28: Open – […]  > READ MORE
May 8, 2019 - The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, May 9th. The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1730hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074.  > READ MORE
April 15, 2019 - The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, April 18th. The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1730hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074.  > READ MORE
April 8, 2019 - To our valued customers, There will be a change to the TOTE Maritime Alaska hazardous policy to ensure crew safety aboard our ships. This policy change directly impacts shipments containing Hazmat Class 5.1 Calcium Hypochlorite. Policy Change: Effective May 1st, 2019, TMAK will no longer accept UN1479, UN1748, UN2208, UN2880, UN3077, UN3406, UN3485, UN3486 or UN3487 containing Calcium […]  > READ MORE
March 28, 2019 - TOTE Maritime Alaska is suspending KFF service for the season with the last sailing being northbound voyage 19061, which departs Tacoma on Saturday, April 20th. TOTE Maritime Alaska will begin the process of transitioning some pools to dry equipment at that time, based on customer requirements. Please remember to transition your bill of lading documents to […]  > READ MORE
March 23, 2019 -   North Star voyage 19045, is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Tuesday, March 26 with a scheduled work start of 0900. All normal gate-cut offs for a Tuesday sailing still apply. If you have questions or require further information please do not hesitate to contact your Account Executive or Customer Service. Federal Way: 800.426.0074 Alaska: 907.276.5868 Alaska Account Executives: […]  > READ MORE
March 22, 2019 - North Star voyage 19042, is scheduled to arrive in Tacoma on Friday, March 22 for a late-night work start. All normal gate-cut offs for a Friday sailing still apply. At this time, we are planning for an 0700 gate opening in Tacoma on Monday, March 25. The Tacoma terminal schedule for voyage 19045 is as follows: March 22: 1500 […]  > READ MORE
March 18, 2019 - The North Star vessel continues its voyage to Alaska. North Star voyage 19041 will arrive in Anchorage for a Tuesday, March 19th evening discharge. The Anchorage terminal schedule will be as follows: March 18: 1500 – Hazardous cargo cut-off March 19: 0800 to 1700 – Normal gate/yard operations 1000 – Non-hazardous cargo cut-off 1900 – Work start 2100 – Gate re-opens 2330 […]  > READ MORE
March 15, 2019 -   The North Star vessel will be delayed in its arrival to Tacoma. The North Star voyage 19038 is scheduled to arrive in Tacoma Saturday, March 16, for a late-afternoon work start. All normal gate cut-off times for a Friday sailing still apply. At this time, we are planning for an 0700 gate opening in Tacoma on Monday, March 18. […]  > READ MORE
March 13, 2019 -   The Alaska Department of Transportation has released upcoming road restrictions, effective Monday, March 18. We will not inundate you with further emails for restrictions and recommend checking the Alaska DOT website for future information and updates. You can also sign-up to have restriction notifications sent directly to your phone or email. Click here to […]  > READ MORE
March 12, 2019 - To Our Valued Customers, The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, March 14th. The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1730hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074.  > READ MORE
March 11, 2019 -   The North Star vessel continues its voyage to Alaska. North Star voyage 19037 will arrive in Anchorage for a Wednesday, March 13th morning discharge. The Anchorage terminal schedule will be as follows: Tuesday, March 12: 1500 – Hazardous cargo cut off Wednesday, March 13: 0700 – Work start 0800 – Lanes open 1000 – Non-hazardous cargo cut off 1700 – Lane […]  > READ MORE
March 10, 2019 -   The North Star vessel has been repaired and resumed its voyage to Alaska. North Star voyage 19037 is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Wednesday, March 13th for a morning discharge. At this time, we are planning for an 0800 gate opening in Anchorage. We will provide an update Monday with cargo cut-off times for SB Voyage 19038. TOTE Maritime […]  > READ MORE
March 10, 2019 -   The North Star Voyage 19037,  scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Tuesday, March 12, is currently anchored in Port Angeles, WA. The vessel is experiencing propulsion issues and we are in the process of troubleshooting the situation. At this time, current projections have the vessel arriving in Anchorage approximately 24 hours late. We are continuing to monitor […]  > READ MORE
March 8, 2019 - Below, is a message received by the Alaska Department of Transportation regarding upcoming road restrictions for Central Region locations. Please note, due to unanticipated earthquake damage, weight restrictions may be more severe. You can view more details on Alaska DOT’s website.  We will notify you when road restrictions are reinstated but will not inundate you with […]  > READ MORE
February 6, 2019 -   The National Weather Service has issued a warning for significant snowfall in some areas of Western Washington beginning Friday, February 8, 2019. TOTE Maritime Alaska is advising all customers to plan accordingly for safety, roadway blockages, and delays. We recommend getting your cargo to the Tacoma Terminal as early as possible to avoid the […]  > READ MORE
February 5, 2019 -   In observance of Presidents’ Day on February 18, 2019, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have a few changes to our facility operational schedules. Please note: there is no impact to TOTE Maritime Alaska’s posted Vessel Schedule.   Schedule changes are as follows: Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office, and Customer Service: Monday, February 18 – Closed Tuesday, February 19 – Open – […]  > READ MORE
February 5, 2019 -   There will be a change to the TMAK hazardous policy to ensure compliance with applicable 49 CFR regulations. Policy Change: Effective February 19, 2019, TOTE Maritime Alaska will not accept classes 2.1 and 3 in limited quantities in running or non-running refrigerated equipment. Reason For Change: The refrigeration unit is considered an ignition source that could ignite […]  > READ MORE
January 9, 2019 -   Due to the power outage earlier this week, TOTE Maritime Alaska’s Federal Way phone lines are still unable to receive inbound calls. We have forwarded all main lines to our Anchorage office. Your Account Executive can be reached by cell phone, but individual Customer Representative lines are unavailable. If you need assistance, please call […]  > READ MORE
January 8, 2019 -   In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 21, 2019, 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, January 21 – Closed Tuesday, January 22 – Open – Normal Operation Anchorage Terminal – […]  > READ MORE
January 8, 2019 -   The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, January 10th. The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1730hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday. If you have any questions, please email us at CSTOTEMaritimeAlaska@totemaritime.com.  > READ MORE
January 7, 2019 - Due to a widespread power outage in the South Sound region, TOTE Maritime Alaska’s Federal Way and Tacoma offices are still experiencing issues with the main phone lines. For immediate assistance please reach out to your Account Executive directly or a contact below: For sales and quotes: Stuart Zimmerman 253.495.0311 Michael Schoeler 253.778.2251 James Moser […]  > READ MORE
December 27, 2018 - In order to allow you to better plan your shipments to and from Alaska during the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Holiday, we would like to advise you of some changes in our sailing and operational schedules. The schedule is as follows: Northbound Voyage                      Tacoma Gate Cut Off                                  Unload Anchorage NS 18203 Friday, December 21 @ 2300 […]  > READ MORE
December 20, 2018 -   In order to allow you to better plan your shipments to and from Alaska during the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Holiday, we would like to advise you of some changes in our sailing and operational schedules.   The schedule is as follows:   Northbound Voyage Tacoma Gate Cut Off Unload Anchorage NS 18203 […]  > READ MORE
December 15, 2018 - December 15, 2018 **UPDATE** To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, Please be advised that the Midnight Sun, northbound voyage 18197, is making good time despite the weather and  TOTE Maritime Alaska will be following a regular schedule for tomorrow’s operations. Anchorage Terminal and Office: Sunday, December 16 0700 – Work Start 0800 – Lanes open standard hours; gate remaining open […]  > READ MORE
December 14, 2018 - December 14, 2018     To all TOTE Maritime Alaska valued customers,   Please be advised that the Midnight Sun, northbound voyage 18197, will be delayed due to severe weather. TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedule:     Anchorage Terminal and Office:    Sunday, December 16 0800 – Lanes open standard hours; gate remaining open during […]  > READ MORE
December 10, 2018 - To our valued customers,   The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, December 13th.   The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1800hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday.   If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074  > READ MORE
December 3, 2018 - Monday, Dec. 3, 2018   To our valued customers,   Effective today, Monday Dec. 3, the Alaska Railroad has restored northbound and southbound railways from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Trailer On Flat Car (TOFC) service has been restored with restrictions. Additional delays may occur due to reduced speeds as the Alaska Railroad continues to assess and enhance […]  > READ MORE
December 3, 2018 - To our valued customers,   We are happy to announce the Midnight Sun successfully docked at the Port of Alaska as scheduled Sunday, Dec. 2, and operations are returning to normal.   The Alaska Railroad is continuing repairs and is not expected to be operational until Tuesday evening. We will await final confirmation from the […]  > READ MORE
December 1, 2018 - To our valued customers,   TOTE Maritime Alaska received confirmation that the Anchorage terminal is safe for docking. Please plan for normal ship operations for Sunday, Dec. 2.   The terminal will close today at 1300 (AK) and resume normal hours tomorrow.   Please note: Due to damage on the Alaska rail, Trailer on Flat […]  > READ MORE
November 30, 2018 - November 30, 2018 To our valued customers, The TOTE team is closely monitoring the potential impact of this morning’s earthquake on the Anchorage terminal and operations. TOTE Maritime Alaska is planning normal ship operations on Sunday, Dec. 2, pending final assessment from the Port of Alaska. We will confirm the final operations plan mid-day Saturday, […]  > READ MORE
November 30, 2018 - November 30, 2018   To our valued customers,   TOTE Maritime Alaska continues to receive updates on key infrastructure needed to deliver cargo throughout Alaska and will post updates every two hours through the end of the day.   After an initial visual assessment of the Port of Alaska, we are planning for normal operations […]  > READ MORE
November 30, 2018 - November 30, 2018   To Our Valued Customers,   A 7.2 earthquake, centered near Anchorage, has occurred. There is a tsunami warning in effect for the Cook Inlet. Effective immediately, the Anchorage terminal has been closed. The terminal will remain closed throughout the day to ensure the safety of all personnel.   If you need immediate, […]  > READ MORE
November 26, 2018 - November 16, 2018   To Our Valued Customers,   In order to allow you to better plan your shipments to and from Alaska during the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Holiday, we would like to advise you of some changes in our sailing and operational schedules. The schedule is as follows:     Northbound Voyage                     Tacoma Gate […]  > READ MORE
November 21, 2018 - To Our Valued Customers,   In order to allow you to better plan your shipments to and from Alaska during the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, we would like to advise you of some changes in our sailing and operational schedules. The schedule is as follows:   Northbound from Tacoma: Voyage 18185–North Star: Departs Thursday, November 22nd at 0100 All Trailer […]  > READ MORE
November 19, 2018 - To Our Valued Customers,   In order to allow you to better plan your shipments to and from Alaska during the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Holiday, we would like to advise you of some changes in our sailing and operational schedules. The schedule is as follows:     Northbound Voyage                     Tacoma Gate Cut Off                                 Unload Anchorage NS […]  > READ MORE
November 5, 2018 - To Our Valued Customers,   The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, November 8th.   The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1800hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday.   If you have any questions, please call customer service at (800) 426-0074.   Thank you.  > READ MORE
October 30, 2018 - October 29, 2018     To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers,   Please be advised that the Midnight Sun, northbound voyage 18171 which has been delayed due to weather, will be arriving earlier than planned. TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedule:     Anchorage Terminal and Office:    Tuesday, October 30 0800 – […]  > READ MORE
October 26, 2018 - October 26, 2018     To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers,   Please be advised that the Midnight Sun, southbound voyage 18168 and northbound voyage 18171 will be delayed due to severe weather. TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedule:     Tacoma Terminal:   Friday, October 26 2200 – Vessel Arrival 0230 […]  > READ MORE
October 8, 2018 - To Our Valued Customers,   The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, October 11th.   The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1800hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday.   If you have any questions, please call (800) 426-0074.  > READ MORE
October 3, 2018 - October 3, 2018   To Our Valued Customers,   In order to allow you to better plan your shipments to and from Alaska during the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, we would like to advise you of some changes in our sailing and operational schedules. The schedule is as follows:   Northbound from Tacoma: Voyage 18185–North Star: Departs Thursday, November 22nd at […]  > READ MORE
September 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018   Schedule Change Voyage 18153   To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers:   Please be advised we have made the following adjustments to our operational schedule.   Anchorage Terminal and Office Sunday, September 30 0800 – Lanes open Normal hours, with gate remaining open during the lunch hour 0830 – Work Start […]  > READ MORE
September 10, 2018 -   To Our Valued Customers, The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, September 13th. The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1800hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074.  > READ MORE
August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018 To Our Valued Customers, In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 3, 2018, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have a few changes to our facility operational schedules. Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office:   September 3: Closed September 4: Open – Normal Operation   Anchorage Terminal and Office:   Sunday, September 2, Hazardous […]  > READ MORE
June 25, 2018 -   To Our Valued Customers, In observance of Independence Day, Wednesday July 4th and Bloody Thursday, July 5th, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedules.   Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office: Tuesday July 3rd – Normal Cargo Operation Hours for NB Voyage 18105 **Please note this is a Tuesday […]  > READ MORE
May 7, 2018 - To our valued customers – TOTE Maritime Alaska is adjusting the LNG conversion schedule and has elected to delay the upcoming Midnight Sun LNG conversion phase-1 dry-dock by 1 year. Midnight Sun was originally scheduled to undergo phase 1 of the LNG conversion from mid-December 2018 through early-February 2019.  TOTE Maritime Alaska will continue sailing both vessels […]  > READ MORE
April 12, 2018 - To our valued customers, TOTE Maritime is excited to announce in addition to launching a custom mobile application for the Apple platform, we are introducing a version for the Android platform which is available now! This “app” will have the same look and feel that customers enjoy in the online portal. Our goal is to provide […]  > READ MORE
March 26, 2018 - To our valued customers, TOTE Maritime is excited to announce that, in addition to the enhancements and redesign of the Customer Web Portal, we are launching a custom mobile application. This “app” will have the same look and feel that customers enjoy in the online portal. Our goal is to provide you with various tools to access […]  > READ MORE
February 26, 2018 - February 26, 2018 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, Please be advised that the Midnight Sun, Northbound voyage 18031 will be delayed due to severe weather. TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedule: Anchorage Terminal and Office:  Tuesday, February 27 Lanes Open: 0800-1140 and 1300-2000                 Cargo cut-off: 1000 for voyage 18032 Work Start: 1400   […]  > READ MORE
February 12, 2018 - Please be advised that TOTE Maritime Alaska will be making the changes to our operational schedule: from 2/15-2/20  > READ MORE
February 7, 2018 - February 2, 2018 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, The Midnight Sun 18017 is expected to depart Tacoma later this morning. We currently anticipate a Monday 0800 work start in Anchorage and will have the following changes to our operational schedule: Sunday, February 4th – Anchorage Terminal Closed Monday, February 5th – Anchorage Terminal Lanes Open: 0700-1700 (open […]  > READ MORE
January 18, 2018 - January 18, 2018 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, We continue to monitor the severe weather storm off Vancouver Island. At this time, we expect the Midnight Sun 18009 to depart Tacoma Thursday evening, with an anticipated cargo start in Anchorage on Sunday at 1900. We will provide additional updates as they become available. We apologize […]  > READ MORE
January 17, 2018 - January 17, 2018 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, Please be advised that the departure of the Midnight Sun 18009 will be delayed due to a severe storm front west of Vancouver Island. Weather models forecast swells could reach 40 feet. Further updates will be provided as we continue to monitor the storm. We apologize for any inconvenience this […]  > READ MORE
January 9, 2018 - January 4, 2018 To Our Valued Customers, In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15, 2018, 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, January 15 – Closed Tuesday, January 16 […]  > READ MORE
December 21, 2017 - December 20, 2017 To our valued customers, TOTE Maritime Alaska announces the following changes to current processes for all loads containing ‘On Deck’ and ‘Noteworthy’ hazardous cargo. These changes are in response to a recent vessel audit by the American Bureau of Shipping regulators which highlighted the need to complete the Dangerous Cargo Manifest 24 hours […]  > READ MORE
December 6, 2017 - Date:               December 5th, 2017 Subject:           2018 Dry-docking Schedule To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, TOTE Maritime Alaska will be performing regularly scheduled dry dock maintenance as well as preparing the North Star to run on LNG between December 15th and February 2nd. TOTE Maritime Alaska will continue to sail the Midnight Sun during […]  > READ MORE
November 8, 2017 - To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, Please be advised that the North Star, Southbound Voyage 17170 and Northbound Voyage 17173 will be delayed due to a severe storm front in the Gulf of Alaska. TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedule: Tacoma Terminal Wednesday, November 8th: NB Trailers: Normal gate cut-offs applicable for […]  > READ MORE
November 6, 2017 - Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers, TOTE Maritime Alaska has filed a General Rate Increase of 4.5% to be effective Sunday, December 3, 2017. This rate action was filed with the United States Surface Transportation Board in Washington, D.C. Today’s filing applies to STB TOTE tariffs 101-A, 202-B, 501-A, and 601-A. It does not apply to tariff STB […]  > READ MORE
September 25, 2017 - September 22, 2017 To Our Valued Customers, In order to allow you to better plan your shipments to and from Alaska during the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, we would like to advise you of some changes in our sailing and operational schedules. The schedule is as follows:   Northbound from Tacoma: No northbound sailing on Thursday morning, […]  > READ MORE
September 19, 2017 - To our valued customers: Once again, it is time to bundle up and prepare for the winter season in Alaska. After internal discussion, we are announcing the official start of KFF (Keep from Freezing) Service to begin with our northbound sailing of the North Star, Voyage 17149 departing Tacoma at 0100 on Thursday, 09/28/2017. As a […]  > READ MORE
September 13, 2017 - September 13, 2017 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, We have adjusted our sailing schedule to include the following early work starts, which will provide earlier cargo availability to better serve our customers. The Anchorage terminal schedule will be as follows, for two upcoming voyages: Sunday, 9/17 0300 – Work Start 0700 – Gate Open 1000 – Southbound Trailer […]  > READ MORE
August 8, 2017 - August 2, 2017 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, In observance of Labor Day on September 4, 2017, 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: CLOSED Monday, September 4 OPEN Tuesday, […]  > READ MORE
June 23, 2017 - June 23, 2017 To Our Valued Customers, In observance of Independence Day, Tuesday July 4 and Bloody Thursday, Wednesday July 5, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedules. Schedules are as follows: Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office: Monday, July 3 Open Tuesday, July 4 Closed Wednesday, July 5 Office […]  > READ MORE
June 21, 2017 - June 16, 2017 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, Your feedback is important to us! In response to your comments and suggestions we have made enhancements to the customer portal. On Saturday June 17, 2017 a new version of the Customer Portal will be rolled out. We have included the following functions: Intrastate booking […]  > READ MORE
June 16, 2017 - To TOTE Maritime Alaska’s valued customers – I want to personally update you on TOTE Maritime Alaska’s plans for converting our Orca Class vessels to run on LNG. After working on technical plans for this conversion for a number of years, I am excited to announce we will begin the process of converting the ships […]  > READ MORE
May 25, 2017 - May 24, 2017 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, Please be advised that Midnight Sun, Northbound Voyage 17079 arriving in Anchorage on Tuesday, May 30, will start ship operations at 0800 rather than the originally scheduled time of 0700.  The trailer gate will open at the normally scheduled time of 0800 and cargo will be available […]  > READ MORE
May 24, 2017 - To Our Valued Customers, In observance of Independence Day, Tuesday July 4 and Bloody Thursday, Wednesday July 5, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedules. Schedules are as follows: Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office:  Monday, July 3                  Open Tuesday, July 4                 Closed Wednesday, […]  > READ MORE
May 15, 2017 - May 12, 2017 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, Please be advised that Midnight Sun, Northbound Voyage 17071 arriving in Anchorage on Tuesday, May 16, will start ship operations at 9:00 a.m. rather than the originally scheduled time of 8:00 a.m.  The trailer gate will open at the normally scheduled time of 8:00 a.m. Should […]  > READ MORE
May 1, 2017 - May 1, 2017 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, We have adjusted our sailing schedule with an early work start for the vessel arriving in Anchorage tomorrow,Tuesday, May 2.  This schedule change will provide cargo availability sooner than usual. Anchorage Terminal Schedule for Tuesday, May 2: 0300     Work Start 0700     Trailer Gate Open 1000     Southbound […]  > READ MORE
April 27, 2017 - To Our Valued Customers, In observance of Memorial Day, Monday May 29th, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedules. Schedules are as follows: Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office: Monday, May 29                 Closed Tuesday, May 30       […]  > READ MORE
April 19, 2017 - April 19, 2017 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, TOTE Maritime Alaska is suspending KFF service for the season with the last sailing being northbound Voyage 17057, which departs Tacoma on Thursday, April 20, 2017. TOTE Maritime Alaska will begin the process of transitioning some pools to dry equipment at that time, based on […]  > READ MORE
March 5, 2017 - March 5, 2017 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, The Midnight Sun Voyage 17031 is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Tuesday, March 7 for a mid-afternoon discharge. This delay is due to needing unforeseen vessel repairs for safe vessel operations. Please see below for the Anchorage terminal schedule. Anchorage Terminal Schedule – March 7: 0800     Gate Open 1100     […]  > READ MORE
March 5, 2017 - To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, Due to weather, the North Star Voyage 17029 is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Sunday, March 5 for a mid-morning discharge.  Please see below for the Anchorage terminal schedule. Anchorage Terminal Schedule – March 5: 0800     Gate Open 0900     Vessel Work Start 1100     Southbound Trailer Cargo Cutoff for Voyage […]  > READ MORE
February 16, 2017 - February 16, 2017   To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, Due to weather, the North Star Voyage 17021 is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Sunday, February 19th for a mid-morning discharge.  Please see below for the Anchorage terminal schedule. Anchorage Terminal Schedule – February 19th:   0800     Gate Open 1030     Vessel Work Start 1100     […]  > READ MORE
January 25, 2017 - Date: January 24, 2017 Subject: 2017 Dry-Dock Schedule *Reminder* To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, TOTE Maritime Alaska will be performing regularly scheduled dry dock maintenance on our Orca Class Vessel the “Midnight Sun” in February 2017. TOTE Maritime Alaska will sail one voyage per week for two weeks during this time. In order […]  > READ MORE
January 10, 2017 - To Our Valued Customers,   In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 16, 2017, 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, January 16 – Closed Tuesday, January 17 – Open […]  > READ MORE
December 21, 2016 - To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, TOTE Maritime Alaska will be performing regularly scheduled dry dock maintenance on our Orca Class Vessel the “Midnight Sun” in February 2017. TOTE Maritime Alaska will sail one voyage per week for two weeks during this time. In order to allow you to better plan your shipments to […]  > READ MORE
December 12, 2016 - December 12, 2016 To:              All TOTE Valued Customers and Carriers Subject:   2016-2017 Holiday Schedule Notice **Reminder** In order to allow you to better plan your shipments to and from Alaska during the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Holiday, we would like to advise you of some changes in our sailing and operational schedules.  The schedule […]  > READ MORE
December 5, 2016 - Date:                    December 3, 2016 Subject:               Sunday Arrival in Anchorage of North Star V16185 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, Due to weather, the North Star Voyage 16185 is schedule to arrive in Anchorage, Sunday December 4th for an evening discharge.  Please see below for the Anchorage terminal schedule. Anchorage Terminal Schedule – December 4th: 1900                […]  > READ MORE
November 3, 2016 - October 27, 2016   To:              All TOTE Valued Customers and Carriers Subject:   2016-2017 Holiday Schedule Notice   In order to allow you to better plan your shipments to and from Alaska during the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Holiday, we would like to advise you of some changes in our sailing and operational schedules.  The […]  > READ MORE
October 13, 2016 - Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers, TOTE Maritime Alaska has filed a General Rate Increase of 3.75% to be effective Sunday, November 27, 2016.  This rate action was filed with the United States Surface Transportation Board in Washington, D.C. Today’s filing applies to STB TOTE tariffs 101-A, 202-B, 501-A, and 601-A.  It does not apply to […]  > READ MORE
August 30, 2016 - Date:               August 29, 2016 Subject:          2016 Labor Day Schedule Notice – REMINDER To Our Valued Customers, In observance of Labor Day on September 5, 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 […]  > READ MORE
August 17, 2016 - August 17, 2016 To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers, TOTE Maritime Alaska has elected to alter its program of converting the Orcas to dual fuel LNG. We will not be moving forward with the Orca re-engining scheduled to start later this year. We are working closely with our engine manufacturer to convert our engines to […]  > READ MORE
April 22, 2016 - Date:                     April 22, 2016 Subject:               Access to TOTE Maritime Alaska’s Tacoma Terminal To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, This morning along Lincoln Avenue a tanker train derailed causing road blocks into the TOTE Maritime Alaska Tacoma Terminal.  Taylor Way is still blocked north of Lincoln Avenue at this time. Access to the TOTE […]  > READ MORE
April 4, 2016 - Subject:          Ending of KFF Service for the 2015/2016 Season Date:               March 31, 2016 To Our Valued Customers, TOTE Maritime Alaska is suspending KFF service for the season with the last sailing being northbound Voyage 16053, which departs Tacoma on Saturday, April 9, 2016. TOTE Maritime Alaska will begin the process of transitioning some pools […]  > READ MORE
April 4, 2016 - Date:              March 31, 2016 Subject:        Seasonal Weight / Load Restrictions To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers, On the following pages, you will see the most recent public notice from the Alaska Department of Transportation regarding road restrictions for Central Region locations. If you would like to access the Alaska DOT site yourself, you can […]  > READ MORE
October 16, 2015 - Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers, TOTE Maritime Alaska has filed a General Rate Increase of 5.75% to be effective Sunday, November 29, 2015.  This rate action was filed with the United States Surface Transportation Board in Washington, D.C. Today’s filing applies to STB TOTE tariffs 100-A, 201-B, 500-A, and 600-A.  It does not apply to […]  > READ MORE
September 28, 2015 - September 24, 2015 KFF Service for winter 2015/2016 To our valued customers: Once again, it is time to bundle up and prepare for the winter season in Alaska.  After internal discussion, we are announcing the official start of KFF (Keep from Freezing) Service to begin with our northbound sailing of the North Star, Voyage 15155 […]  > READ MORE
August 2, 2015 - Totem Ocean Trailer Express has filed to decrease its ocean fuel surcharge as published in tariffs STB TOTE 700-A and STB TOTE 100-A as follows: STB TOTE 700-A Tariff will decrease 2% from 31% to 29% effective this Sunday, January 25, 2015 STB TOTE 100-A Tariff will decrease 1% from 15.5% to 14.5% also effective […]  > READ MORE
March 30, 2015 - To Our Valued Customers On the following pages, you will see the most recent public notice from the Alaska Department of Transportation regarding road restrictions for Central Region locations. If you would like to access the Alaska DOT site yourself, you can do so by copying the following link into your web browser. http://www.dot.state.ak.us/mscve/main.cfm?go=weightrestrictions We […]  > READ MORE