Totem Maritime Alaska has experienced significant cost increases particularly in the distillate components of the vessel fuel required to meet low-Sulphur standards as dictated by the US Government's Emissions Control Area (ECA) protocols. They will be increasing their fuel surcharge from 22% to 26% effective Sunday, October 1, 2017. Alaskan Express will reflect this new rate on all shipments dated on or after the effective date.

As always, Alaskan Express will continue to monitor fuel prices and adjust as appropriate. We thank you for your business!


Totem Ocean Trailer Express and Matson Navigation Company made the decision to reduce the impact of the fuel surcharge (FSC) in the overall cost of transportation by cutting the surcharge in half and increasing the base rates by that same amount, to offset the decreased FSC.  

Alaskan Express Service will be implementing the same change along, with our general rate increase of 4.0% effective Sunday 12-18-16. AES FSC will go from 30% to 15%. 

AES appreciates your business, and thanks you for your continued support. 

Thank you 

Jack Hall 


Effective December 15th, 2015 Alaskan Express Service will be taking a general rate increase of 5.75%. Thank you for your business. If you have any questions please reach out to your account manager at our offices in Anchorage, AK at (907) 342-3030 or our offices in Sumner, WA at (253) 838-2909.


In observance of Memorial Day, all operations of Alaskan Express will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016. 

All vessels will sail as normally scheduled. 

Please plan your ordering, equipment and dispatch needs accordingly.  If you have any questions regarding this schedule please our Sumner WA office at 253-838-2909 or our Anchorage AK office at 907-342-3030.