2. Don’t Underestimate the Alaska Winter
Winter happens every year, without fail. So, surely, the logistics and transportation industry in Alaska knows how to move freight even in the harshest conditions.
Since the days of deliveries by dogsled, residents in Alaska have figured out ways to keep things moving year-round.
However, you might still be surprised to know that barge service to western and arctic Alaska simply isn’t available mid-September through early March. In fact, not everyone believes us when they call in October and ask for the next barge to Dutch Harbor, and we tell them it’s in mid-April.
Now, that doesn’t mean you can’t move freight to those areas, but it does mean that you’ll have to use another mode—likely air. (And that can be considerably more expensive!)
That’s simply the nature of moving freight in Alaska—which is why it pays to work with someone who knows their stuff.
And further along the lines of “things work a little differently in Alaska…”