Our primary ocean carrier Totem Ocean Trailer Express has announced a 5.5% General Rate Increase effective November 23rd, 2014.  Please visit for their announcement and additional details.

Alaskan Express will also increase our rates 5.5%, but the increase will go into effect December 1st, 2014.  Thank you for your business and please reach out to your sales rep, our office in Anchorage AK at 907-342-3030 or our office in Sumner WA at 253-838-2909 if you have any questions.


Our team is committed to supporting our community. Over past few months, Alaskan and Hawaiian Express  employees have been collecting gently used blankets and coats to donate to the homeless.

We were able to collect seven large boxes and bags to donate to the Tacoma, WA homeless shelter. Our team is looking forward to making this an annual event.

Due to extreme weather conditions in the Pacific Northwest cargo moving into, out of, and through Oregon has been delayed. Unfortunately for many of our customer this will impact Alaskan Express Service’s ability to transport the cargo on the sailing due to depart on Friday February 7th. We will make every attempt to expedite your shipments on the next available sailing. At your request we will reroute your cargo to alternate terminals and adjust the transportation cost accordingly. If you have any questions or please feel free to contact the Sumner Terminal.