April 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

New Barge Company Formed To Serve Alaska

Alaska Cargo Lines, Inc., a new barge company based in Seattle, Wash., has been formed to serve the ports of Dillingham, Nome, Bethel, and Kotzebue and the Yukon River ports which were left without service when Northland Marine Lines went out of business in December. A spokesman for the new firm said that most of its executives were formerly with Northland Marine, which closed because of insurance losses incurred when a barge capsized two years ago.

The new company will have three sailings a year, between April 15 and October 1, the only time of year the ports can be reached. Its first sailing this year will be on May 15, with additional sailings on June 20 and August 22.

Alaska Cargo said it has a longterm charter lease for a 10,000- ton barge, and that it will acquire a smaller barge to supplement service on the Yukon River.

The firm is located at 3933 Leary Way, Northwest, Seattle, Wash. 98107.

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