Early Work Start in Anchorage – Sunday, September 22

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 Anchorage terminal.

 

Anchorage Terminal Gate Cut-Off Times:

Friday, Sept. 20 at 1500

  • All hazardous cargo must be booked
  • All hazardous waste must be in the yard

Friday, Sept. 20 at 1700

  • All South bound loads must be in the yard
  • All hazardous loads must be in the yard

Sunday, Sept. 22 at 0700

  • Trailer Lanes open

 

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your Account Representative or the following:

Alaska Customer Service                 907.276.5868

Alaska Sales Executives             907.265.7216

Federal Way Customer Service       253.449.2112  

 

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

Inland Fuel Surcharge -Effective September 15, 2019

As of Tuesday (9/3/2019), the West Coast (PADD5) Diesel Fuel Price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.555 per gallon (please refer the following link: (https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).   This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 31.5% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A per Item 346.

Therefore, effective September 15, 2019 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be reduced to 31.5%. 

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. 

Reminder: 2019 Labor Day Schedule

 

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 SB Voyage 19138

    **Please note this is a Sunday cut off, NOT a Monday cutoff

    **All hazardous cargo must be booked by 1300

    **All hazardous waste must be in the yard by 1500

    **All hazardous loads must be in the yard by 1700

  • September 2: Closed
  • September 3: Trailer Lanes and Vehicle Gate open at 0700; Work start at 0800; Close at 1700 

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

Voyage 19127 Adjusted Work Start in Anchorage

 

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

Alaska Account Executives: 907.265.7216

Thank you for your partnership and support.

TOTE Maritime Alaska to Move Headquarters to Downtown Tacoma in Spring 2020

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 has to offer as well as being part of a growing, urban community.

“TOTE Maritime Alaska helped build the Port of Tacoma and we are excited to be 100% located in the city that has supported our business and growth over the years. We look forward to bringing the TOTE office to Tacoma and are grateful for such a warm welcome,” said TOTE Maritime Alaska President, Grace Greene.

The upcoming move, planned for Spring 2020, will be TOTE’s second location in Tacoma, including their office at the Port of Tacoma, where they currently operate two cargo ships serving the Alaska market. Mayor Woodards reached out to Greene to congratulate her on the decision to choose Tacoma as home base.

“I am pleased to welcome TOTE Maritime’s corporate headquarters and the approximately 150 family wage jobs it will bring to Downtown Tacoma. I applaud the new ownership group for investing in and adapting this important property into a multi-tenanted space,” said Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards.

With historical roots in the Tacoma area, TOTE is looking forward to the office upgrade. Sellen has been hired as the general contractor on the project with Bonewitz providing project management and BCRA as architect. TOTE Maritime Alaska will continue supplying Alaska via their twice weekly shipping service between Anchorage and Tacoma.

2019 Labor Day Schedule

 

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 SB Voyage 19138

    **Please note this is a Sunday cut off, NOT a Monday cutoff

    **All hazardous cargo must be booked by 1300

    **All hazardous waste must be in the yard by 1500

    **All hazardous loads must be in the yard by 1700

  • September 2: Closed
  • September 3: Trailer Lanes and Vehicle Gate open at 0700; Close at 1700 

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

Inland Fuel Surcharge – Effective August 18, 2019

 

As of Monday (8/5/2019), the West Coast (PADD5) Diesel Fuel Price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.605 per gallon (please refer the following link: (https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).   This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 32.5% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A per Item 346.

Therefore, effective August 18, 2019 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall remain at 32.5%. 

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.

Thank you.

Billy Godwin, Alaska Terminal Manager, Awarded 2018 Michael D. Garvey Award for Distinguished Service in Safety

The 2018 Michael D. Garvey Award for Distinguished Service in Safety has been awarded to TOTE Maritime Alaska Terminal Manager Billy Godwin.

“Billy’s commitment to safety is felt by everyone around him. What makes him remarkable is his ability to share that passion and inspire others to make the same personal commitment,” said Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of Saltchuk. 

“We are fortunate to have him on our team.”

Godwin’s co-workers believe he manifests a culture of safety at TOTE Maritime Alaska, making it his priority and encouraging everyone to do the same. “Safety means accomplishing the objectives and everyone going home to their families injury-free every day,” he said.

“Safety is more than just numbers or statistics to him. He’s made safety a core value and extends that value as far as his influence goes. No issue, concern, or report is too small. When I think of safety… I think of Billy. His commitment and dedication to safety is something we should all strive for, his nominator stated.

“I am incredibly proud to see Billy Godwin receive the Mike Garvey Award for Distinguished Service in Safety. Billy’s ability to lead by example and take a genuine interest in the safety and wellbeing of others, has created measurable differences in our safety culture in Anchorage and beyond,” said Grace Greene, President of TOTE Maritime Alaska

“We are grateful to have Billy a part of our TOTE family and excited to see his hard work and commitment to safety recognized among our exceptional family of companies.” 

Congratulations, and thank you to all the 2018 Saltchuk Safety Award Finalists:
• Carmen Bird, Invoicing Specialist, TOTE Maritime Alaska
• Bradley Bishop, Puerto Rico Terminal Manager, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico
• Edilio Brito, Lead Mechanic, Tropical Shipping
• Craig Coughlin, Refrigeration Tech, Tropical Shipping
• Billy Godwin, Terminal Operations Manager, TOTE Maritime Alaska
• Joy Mizushima, Invoicing Specialist, TOTE Maritime Alaska
• Teddy Pease, Resource/Projects Supervisor, TOTE Maritime Alaska
• Captain Kevin Stith, Perla del Caribe – TOTE Services
• Nicole Weite, Rate Specialist, TOTE Maritime Alaska
• Andrew Zent, Cargo Specialist, TOTE Maritime Alaska

All finalists and honorees will be featured in the coming months in People of Saltchuk, learn more about the actions that led to their nominations.

 

UPDATE: Voyage 19111 Late Work Start in Anchorage

 

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 – Voyage MS 19112
Lanes open: 0800-1700
Work Start: 0900
Cargo cut-off for Southbound voyage 19112: 1000
 
Standard time for hazardous cargo cut-off will remain in place.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your continued support of our commitment to safety.
 
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