TOTE Maritime Alaska announced their General Rate Increase of 4.5% effective December 3rd 2017. Alaskan Express Service will follow that general rate increase of 4.5% also effective December 3rd 2017. Alaskan Express Service appreciates your business and looks forward to your continued support.



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.