2019 Memorial Day Schedule

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 – Trailer gate opens at 0700, Vehicle gate opens 0800

Anchorage Terminal and Office:

  • Monday, May 27: Open – 0800 to 1140
    • 0900 Hazardous booking cutoff for NS19082
    • 1000 Hazardous waste gate cutoff for NS19082
  • Tuesday, May 28: Open – Lanes reopen at 0700

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    

TOTE Maritime Alaska Receives 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award

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 businesses that promote environmental sustainability and demonstrate a commitment to the natural environment.

“It is an honor to receive the Environmental Stewardship Award from The Northwest Seaport Alliance,” said TOTE Maritime Alaska President Grace Greene. “While we knew it was going to be a long road to convert these vessels to a cleaner source of fuel, we always knew it was the right decision based on the environmental and efficiency benefits that this initiative will create.”

According to The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the North Star Awards attracted 17 nominations  from companies and organizations for outstanding achievements and contributions to the economic and environmental vitality of the region.

“This recognition is meaningful because our goal is always to be good stewards – for our industry, for our communities, and for our planet,” said Greene. “We are grateful to our customers and our partners who have supported us along the way.”

Conversion of TOTE Maritime Alaska’s ORCA Class vessel, the North Star, is expected to be complete by Q1 2021, while the company’s second vessel, the Midnight Sun, is scheduled to be converted by Q1 2022.

Inland Fuel Surcharge Effective May 19, 2019

As of Monday (5/6/2019), the West Coast (PADD5) Diesel Fuel Price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.765 per gallon (please refer the following link: (https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).  This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 34.5% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A per Item 346.

Therefore, effective May 19, 2019 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be increased to 34.5%. 

Please note: the ocean fuel surcharge will remain as published in TOTE Maritime Alaska tariffs under Item 345.   

Please call Rich Menti with any questions: (253) 449-8185. Thank you.

TOTE Celebrates Earth Day Cleanup at Port of Tacoma

From left: Seth Storset, Trevor Price, Michael Whiseman, Emily Manley, Lauren Taylor, Shannon Peter, Candace Smith, Tasheen James-Salami, Carmen Bird, Paul Vierela

In honor of Earth Day, TOTE Maritime Alaska employees celebrated with a volunteer cleanup event at Port of Tacoma. Volunteers spent their morning picking up litter and debris along the road and exterior of the terminal.

Paul Vierela, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Specialist, coordinated the annual event. With Safety as a top priority, team members went out in groups of 2-4 and collected over 15 garbage bags of trash from the side of the road and along the railroad tracks.

Following the cleanup, TOTE Maritime Alaska hosted a BBQ for volunteers and operations partners at the Terminal office.

“Cleaning up at the terminal for Earth Day is something I enjoy and try to do every year as a way to contribute to a better environment. This year, I got to do it with my team which was a great team bonding experience!” said Candace Smith, Invoicing Supervisor for TOTE Maritime Alaska.

Inland Fuel Surcharge Effective April 14, 2019

As of Monday (4/1/2019), the West Coast (PADD5) Diesel Fuel Price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.541 per gallon (please refer the following link: (https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).  This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 29.5% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A per Item 346.

Therefore, effective April 14, 2019 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be increased to 29.5%.

Please note: the ocean fuel surcharge will remain as published in TOTE Maritime Alaska tariffs under Item 345.  Please contact Rich Menti with any questions: (253) 449-8185.

Ending of KFF Service for the 2018/2019 Season

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 non-KFF, after that date, unless there is a specific need for this service. If so, this need should be directly communicated to an individual in TOTE Maritime Customer Service.

We would like to thank each and every one of you for a smooth transition in and out of this service.

If you have questions regarding the suspension of KFF service, please contact the following:

Federal Way Customer Service     253-449-2112

Anchorage Customer Service        800-234-8683

We appreciate your partnership and hope our service improves your efficiencies. 

North Star Voyage 19045 Anchorage Arrival

 

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: 907.265.7216

 

North Star Voyage 19042 Late Arrival

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 – Vehicle gate cut

2300 – Trailer gate closure (all normal Friday cut-offs apply)

March 23:

**Gate will NOT be open

March 25:

0700 – Trailer gate opens

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: 907.265.7216