Breaking News (Jan. 28th at 3:00pm): Planned Departure TOTE Maritime Alaska Vessel
We were notified today that dock & sea trials progressed well and TOTE Maritime Alaska’s vessel, North Star, has a planned midnight departure from Tacoma tonight. The North Star is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Monday and deliveries will commence thereafter.
— Jan. 26th at 12:30pm— Additional Delayed Departure TOTE Maritime Alaska Vessel
Today we were notified that repairs to the delayed departure TOTE Maritime Alaska vessel, North Star, have been stalled further and will NOT sail as expected from the Port of Tacoma on Wed., Jan 27th.
At this time, TOTE Maritime Alaska has not provided us any details on when they expect the North Star to be ready for sailing. This is causing a large backlog of cargo at the Port of Tacoma. As before, critical items such as medical supplies and produce will be moving first. We are working directly with the carriers to move as much freight as possible. We will keep you up to date of any further information regarding the North Star as it becomes available.
—- Jan. 20th at 5pm — Delayed Departure TOTE Maritime Alaska Vessel
Today we were notified that repairs to the delayed departure TOTE Maritime Alaska vessel are moving forward as scheduled and the vessel appears to be on track to depart from the Port of Tacoma on Wed., Jan 27th. At this time, TOTE Maritime anticipates the backlog of cargo to be cleared by the end of next week.
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American Fast Freight was notified today of the additional delayed departure of the TOTE Maritime Alaska vessel, North Star.
At this time we are working directly with TOTE Maritime Alaska to move as much cargo as possible & acquire as many bookings as possible to decrease the impact on our customers. Essential commodities such as medical supplies and produce with short shelf lives will be given priority.
In addition, the TOTE Maritime Alaska vessel the Midnight Sun has normal vessel operations and schedules.
We will keep you up to date of any further operational delays with TOTE Maritime Alaska as they become available.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your transportation consultant or our customer service department.