TOTE Maritime Alaska

TOTE has been dedicated to our customers and the people of Alaska since 1975. As TOTE celebrates nearly 50 years of service, our commitment to Alaska, the environment and the communities we serve is stronger than ever.

With twice-weekly service between Tacoma, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska, TOTE offers industry-leading transit time and the fastest port turns in the trade - typically getting drivers through the gate and back on the road in under 20 minutes.

TOTE's fleet of roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) cargo ships were custom built for the Alaska trade, providing unequal service in speed, safety and reliability. Whether it's refrigerated cargo, heavy equipment, building materials, or personal vehicles, TOTE's unique operations ensure best-in-class experience to support your needs. If it can move on the road, it can be loaded on one of the ORCA-Class vessels.

Meeting the unique needs of Alaska is a major part of TOTE's business. Meeting yours is everything else. Get a quote today to find out what sets TOTE apart.

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Vehicles, RVs, Boats

Your bridge to and from Alaska, TOTE's ORCA Class ships were custom built for the challenging sea and weather conditions of the Gulf of Alaska – providing safe, reliable shipping of all kinds of vehicles. Both M.V. Midnight Sun and M.V. North Star will keep your vehicle safe from the elements.


Dry Cargo

With the ORCA Class vessel's roll-on, roll-off (RO/RO) vessels mean faster and safer loading and unloading for whatever you're shipping so your cargo can get to their destination on-time and in great shape.



Whether you're shipping clothing, groceries, snow machines, TVs and more, our ORCA Class vessels provide twice-weekly service to and from Alaska with fast, efficient capabilities so your cargo keeps moving.


Hazardous Materials

If you need to ship hazardous materials to Alaska, TOTE has the equipment and expertise to safely deliver a wide range of HAZMAT cargo to or from Alaska.


Flatbed & Oversized

TOTE’s fleet of specialized equipment is built to meet the rigors of the Alaska trade. We have the right equipment to accommodate any project, delivering cargo quickly and safely between Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and beyond.


Refrigerated Cargo

When you need to get the freshest food delivered to and from Alaska, that’s where TOTE comes in. Our dedicated and reliable provides the dependability you need for the fastest and most consistent delivery time in the trade. You can also take advantage of our various sizes of reefer equipment to meet your cargo needs.



TOTE Alaska specializes in military moves across the Gulf of Alaska. From weekly AAFES shipments, cold-weather training cargo, brigade-sized and division-level moves — our dedicated team of experienced military logistic experts and environmentally-friendly vessels will deliver with confidence.


Get in touch

Contact with the TOTE Maritime Alaska team to learn more today!

Our Vessels

TOTE's ORCA Class vessels were "Built for Alaska" to overcome the challenges of sailing the Gulf of Alaska year-round while providing the capacity and flexibility to carry everything from containers to vehicles large and small. Combined with the experience and dedication of TOTE's shipping and logistics experts, you have a shipping partner you can rely on to get your goods in and out of Alaska, safely and on-time.
TOTE continues our dedication to the environment and protecting the communities we serve with the conversion to liquefied natural gas (LNG) power. This historic project will bring the most advanced, environmentally friendly technology to the Alaska trade.

Safety at the Forefront

of every decision and action

Safety is at the heart of our culture. It’s at the beginning of every decision we make, and it’s at the end of every decision we make. Our focus on eliminating injuries and incidents, caring for each other and the communities we serve, and meeting the highest standards of ethical business behavior set the course for our family of companies each and every day.


Our Leadership

Relationships are at the core of our leadership philosophy.

Integral to our mission is attracting and developing innovative industry leaders who can effectively implement TOTE’s long-term strategies while enhancing existing businesses and customer relationships.

Our Management Team >>

Latest News

Land, Sea and Air Family - Saltchuk Companies Mark 49 Years in the 49th State

Since 1975, Saltchuk companies in Alaska have strived to improve the quality of life and transportation service to the Last Frontier.


Giving back is at the heart of every Saltchuk Company

With $6.7M in total contributions in 2023 the Saltchuk family of companies is strongly committed to supporting the communities we serve.


TOTE Group's Tim Nolan featured on American Maritime Podcast

Tim recently sat down with Jennifer Carpenter, President of AMP, to discuss a variety of topics including LNG shipping & the future of maritime.


Points Northeast Historical Society receives $25k grant from TOTE Maritime Alaska for Browns Point Lighthouse Park

TOTE Maritime Alaska supports Points Northeast Historical Society with $25K grant

Note: All Electric/Hybrid Vehicles that have been approved by Carrier for transport will be subject to a charge of $ 250 per vehicle.
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