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February 26, 2021 -   TOTE Alaska and Northern Air Cargo partnered to donate in-kind shipping and delivery of 30,000 books to students off the Alaska road system, as part of a nationwide program to provide free books to remote communities during the pandemic. TOTE is managing the BookWaves program for Alaska and delivery logistics to the selected rural […]  > READ MORE
September 16, 2020 - Commends America’s truckers for keeping our nation’s economy moving and enabling industry leading turn times at TOTE terminals Jacksonville, Fla., September 15, 2020 – TOTE, LLC (“TOTE”) and its affiliates TOTE Maritime Alaska (“TOTE Alaska”) and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico (“TOTE Puerto Rico”) honor America’s truckers for the significant contributions they make to keep our […]  > READ MORE
August 10, 2020 - TOTE ocean carriers honored for world-class operations and exemplary service  JACKSONVILLE. Fla., August 10, 2020 — TOTE, LLC (“TOTE”) operating companies TOTE Maritime Alaska and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico have been honored with Logistics Management magazine’s Quest for Quality Awards for demonstrated excellence as ocean carriers. For decades, Logistics Management has set the gold standard […]  > READ MORE
March 23, 2020 - Published on KTVA News KTVA news covers the concerns of Alaska over empty shelves. Some shipping companies and Port of Alaska officials say goods are making it into Alaska just fine but people are buying up some products faster than usual.  > READ MORE
March 23, 2020 -   On Sunday morning, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz stood on a third-story deck overlooking the Port of Alaska, where workers were unloading 1,200 shipping containers of goods. In two days, another 1,200 will arrive on Anchorage’s shore. Berkowitz was intentionally addressing news media with a busy port as the backdrop. He wants to dispel rumors […]  > READ MORE
March 15, 2020 -   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOTE Maritime Alaska Responds to COVID-19 Modifies business continuity plan, maintaining reliable, twice-weekly service to Alaska Anchorage, Alaska, March 15, 2020 – TOTE Maritime Alaska, an affiliate of TOTE, LLC and leading domestic maritime carrier, announced it has modified its business continuity plans in response to COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, […]  > READ MORE
March 13, 2020 -   TOTE Maritime Alaska is continuing with its scheduled twice weekly service to Alaska. The response to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 is a continually evolving situation and TOTE Maritime Alaska will remain committed to providing safe and reliable service to Alaska. On Friday, March 13, TOTE Maritime Alaska announced that they are implementing measures […]  > READ MORE
August 14, 2019 - TOTE Maritime Alaska announced today that it plans to relocate its headquarters to Downtown Tacoma from its current address in Federal Way. The transition will bring nearly 150 TOTE employees to the 909 A Street Building every weekday. Employees of the company are excited about having access to all the restaurants, parks and amenities Tacoma […]  > READ MORE
May 6, 2019 - TOTE Maritime Alaska was recently announced by The Northwest Seaport Alliance as the winner of the 2019 North Star Award for Environmental Stewardship for its efforts to convert its fleet of ORCA Class vessels from conventional diesel fuel to liquified natural gas (LNG), the cleanest burning shipping fuel on the market. This annual award recognizes […]  > READ MORE
December 10, 2018 - TOTE Maritime Names Alex Hofeling New Vice President and General Manager in Alaska Anchorage, AK – Alex Hofeling has been selected as the next Vice President and General Manager for TOTE Maritime’s Alaska office and operations. In this role, Hofeling will oversee both the Anchorage and Fairbanks offices. Hofeling has been with TOTE Maritime since […]  > READ MORE
July 25, 2018 - TOTE Maritime Alaska is excited to support Mountain View Elementary by providing in-kind shipping for their new playground. The playground at the elementary school was destroyed in a fire and though it will be hard to have it ready in time for the school year, hopefully TOTE Maritime’s support will mean it can happen as […]  > READ MORE
June 12, 2018 -   Michael Noone will become President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and Grace Greene will assume the role of President at TOTE Maritime Alaska  June 12, 2018 – Today TOTE announced leadership changes within its TOTE Maritime division. Michael Noone, currently President of TOTE Maritime Alaska will transition and become President at TOTE Maritime Puerto […]  > READ MORE
May 10, 2018 - TOTE Maritime Launches Mobile Application for Customers Mobile App is part of TOTE Maritime’s eSolutions platform designed to streamline and enhance the customer experience May 10, 2018 – In late March, TOTE Maritime introduced a new mobile application as part of the company’s online customer service platform. The new mobile application is the first in […]  > READ MORE
March 7, 2018 - TOTE Maritime Unveils Customer Web Portal Enhancements In addition to updated web portal, TOTE Maritime will launch mobile application in early 2018 March 7, 2018  – TOTE Maritime has continued to enhance its customer web portal as part of its ongoing commitment to the customer experience and best-in-class service. The updates will both improve and simplify […]  > READ MORE
February 26, 2018 - Phase 1 of TOTE Maritime Conversion to LNG Complete LNG tanks and critical engine updates completed during initial phase of four year process February 26, 2018 – Federal Way, WA – TOTE Maritime Alaska has completed the first of four conversion periods for the Orca class vessels, a process which will enable the ships to […]  > READ MORE
November 27, 2017 - The Regional Impact Award recognizes leadership in economic development initiatives of the region; a focus on collegially inclusive approach to new existing business opportunities within our regional corridor; and a commitment to enhancing the economic prosperity of the region. TOTE Maritime, through its operations in Alaska and Puerto Rico, provides high-speed liner services in the […]  > READ MORE
November 9, 2017 -   TOTE to Convert MAN 58/64 Engines to LNG Retrofit will facilitate operation in American ECA zone November 9, 2017 – Federal Way, WA – TOTE Maritime Alaska, a daughter company of TOTE Inc., the leading American marine-transportation group, recently contracted MAN PrimeServ – MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division – to convert the ‘North […]  > READ MORE
October 5, 2017 - TOTE Maritime Deploying State-of-the-Art Telematics in Alaska TOTE Maritime Alaska began installing ORBCOMM’s solutions in the second quarter of 2017 and will complete installation of all equipment late Q4 2017 or early Q1 2018. Federal Way, Washington – October 5, 2017 – TOTE Maritime Alaska has announced that the installation of ORBCOMM’s telematics devices across […]  > READ MORE
September 28, 2017 - TOTE Maritime Named Top Ocean Carrier and Leader in Customer Service TOTE Maritime Alaska named Top Ocean Carrier and both TOTE Maritime Alaska and Puerto Rico received top honors for Customer Service   September 28, 2017 – Federal Way, WA –  TOTE Maritime Alaska has been awarded top honors as the leading Ocean Carrier and […]  > READ MORE
September 5, 2017 -   TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and TOTE Maritime Alaska received highest scores for Logistics Management’s (LM) 2017 Quest for Quality award in the area of Customer Service. For over three decades Logistics Management has recognized the best in the industry, scored strictly on the basis of service quality. These awards are regarded in the transportation […]  > READ MORE
August 8, 2017 - To our valued customers, Yesterday, Logistics Management announced the 2017 Quest for Quality award winners. We were extremely pleased to find out that TOTE Maritime Alaska won first place in the Ocean Carrier category.  For more than 30 years, Logistics Management has asked its subscribers to rate companies in various sectors of the industry.  Winners […]  > READ MORE
August 4, 2017 - Oscar Mayer recently released a TV commercial showing the rigors of delivering Wienermobile’s hot dogs North to Alaska. Over 7 million people saw TOTE Maritime Alaska’s capabilities of handling non-standardized cargo in such extreme conditions. TOTE Maritime Alaska’s on-time performance and safety record earned us the honor of transporting the famous drivable hot dog.  Our […]  > READ MORE
June 7, 2017 -   The June edition of Alaska Business Monthly featured an article on TOTE Maritime Alaska’s Vice President Grace   Greene. Access the article here:  > READ MORE
April 27, 2017 - Grace Greene, Vice President & Alaska General Manager for TOTE Maritime Alaska, was recently awarded The Denali Award by Alaska Business Monthly and Junior Achievement of Alaska.   > READ MORE
April 19, 2017 - As Alaska thaws with the arrival of Spring, TOTE Maritime would like to share a beautiful winter scene as one of our Orca vessels recently departed Anchorage for Tacoma.   > READ MORE
March 23, 2017 - One of TOTE Maritime Alaska’s founding members, Leonard Shapiro, passed away last week in Seattle.  Leonard had courageously fought cancer for over four years. Len was one of the members of the original Sun Shipyard team that moved their families from Philadelphia and came to the Pacific Northwest to launch the start up Totem Ocean […]  > READ MORE
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.  > READ MORE
November 16, 2015 - 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 […]  > READ MORE
August 4, 2015 - Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean) announced that it has signed a contract with Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.  > READ MORE
April 29, 2015 - TOTEM Ocean Trailer Express was honored with the Paw of Approval award  > READ MORE
April 10, 2015 - Participation in the Governor’s Safety and Health Conference grew this year, with more than 400 Alaskans gathering.  > READ MORE
February 27, 2015 - Westpac Midstream signs construction contract to build first LNG Bunker Barge in North America for TOTE.  > READ MORE
December 1, 2012 - TOTE was nominated by the South Central Action Area in recognition of their efforts to advance Puget Sound recovery through the industrial rain garden project. The rain garden project, the first of its kind in Puget Sound, has proven the efficacy of low impact development on the treatment of storm water in industrial settings.  TOTE […]  > READ MORE
August 3, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EPA and USCG facilitate TOTE’s groundbreaking move to convert its vessels to alternative fuels Federal Way • Tacoma, WA – August 3, 2012 –Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) has received a permit providing a conditional waiver from the current Emissions Control Area (ECA) fuel sulfur content requirements of MARPOL Annex VI regulation […]  > READ MORE
December 8, 2011 - Richard Griffith, TOTE’s Vice President of Marine Operations, is giving retirement a second shot. The career mariner came to the work in the Alaska trade in 1977, accompanying the Westward Venture, a ship he was responsible for designing at Sun Shipbuilding. Just over four years later, in 1982, Griffith and seven associates formed Totem Resources […]  > READ MORE
October 20, 2011 - John Parrott, President of Totem Ocean Trailer Express, was honored earlier this month by his alma mater, the US Merchant Maritime Academy, with the 2011 Outstanding Professional Achievement Award. The Outstanding Professional Achievement Award is given to the USMMA graduate “who best exemplifies the finest tradition of the Corps “Acta Non Verba” (meaning Act, don’t […]  > READ MORE
September 21, 2011 - Legendary maritime industry leader, Robert P. Magee, was honored today with the naming of Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc’s Tacoma terminal in his memory.  > READ MORE
April 19, 2011 - The Puget Sound region’s first industrial rain garden became a reality on April 19 with a planting event at the Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) terminal at the Port of Tacoma. The rain garden, which features almost 600 native plants, is designed to filter pollutants from water that runs off building rooftops. Plantings included coast […]  > READ MORE