Services

Barge Services

Regularly Scheduled Barge Service

Samson provides bi-weekly barge service to Central and Western Alaska from Seattle. Barges depart Seattle every-other Thursday. Regularly scheduled stops include Cordova, Valdez, Seward, Kodiak, King Cove and Unalaska / Dutch Harbor. Samson will also visit other ports of call and normally calls on Adak, Larsen Bay and Alitak during peak fishing seasons. Samson sails from Seattle weekly to the communities of Metlakatla, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales, including Craig and Thorne Bay, Wrangell, Petersburg, Juneau and our home town of Sitka.

Full Load Containerized Dry Cargo

Samson Tug and Barge provides the following shipping options: 20 ft dry shipping containers - inside dimensions 19'4"L x 7'8"W x 7'8"H 40 ft standard shipping containers - inside dimensions 39'5"L x 7'8"W x 7'9"H 40 ft hi-cube dry shipping containers - inside dimensions 39'5"L x 7'8"W x 8'9"H

Specialized Equipment

20 ft and 40 ft shipping platforms, stanchion platforms and other specialty equipment are available. We also transport 5,000 gallon tanks and bulk LPG tanks. Full Load Containerized Refrigerated Cargo: 40 foot Standard and Hi Cube Refrigerated Containers By utilizing our 40 foot refrigerated containers, our customers can transport frozen or hearty chill shipments directly from suppliers to all of Samson's Alaska destinations. Our refrigerated containers are used to help support our Alaska seafood processing customers. Shipments of Alaskan salmon, crab, halibut, pollock and cod are shipped from all of our Alaskan ports to our Seattle terminal.

Keep From Freezing

KFF service is available during the Winter months. When requested a small heater is placed at the door of the container to keep product from freezing. Barges are equipped with remote monitoring systems, plus on board checks are made at each stop by an on-board specialist to ensure your cargo's temperatures are maintained.

Door to Door Less Than Truckload (LTL)

Samson Tug and Barge can arrange to pick up less-than-truckload shipments whether it is from across town, or across country, and delivery to the customer's door in most ports is included in the ocean rate. We can ship any size package, large or small.

Break-bulk and Heavy Lift

Our 300+ foot flat deck barges allow ample capacity for over-sized cargo. If you can get it to the Seattle dock, we can handle it!

Charter & Seasonal Services

Communities Outside of Regularly Scheduled Service

If you need freight moved to or from communities outside of our regularly scheduled stops, please call us.

Communities We Provide Service To

In the past three years we have provided service to Adak, Akutan, Alitak, Cold Bay, False Pass, Ketchikan, Larsen Bay, Nikiski, Nome, Sand Point and Shemya.

Service to Remote Communities

Samson has over 75 years of experience shipping to the remote communities of Alaska. We have the experience and the equipment to get your freight delivered.

Interport Connections

Interport Connections

Samson can move your cargo beyond our ports of call in Seattle and Alaska. If you need to move cargo in to the interior, we can arrange to have your shipment transported via truck to any destination along the road system. In Seattle, we can provide you with local trucking or arrange to have your cargo delivered to where ever you need it to be delivered.

Export Connections

Together with other shipping partners, we provide our customers the ability to ship from Alaska to anywhere in the world on a through bill-of-lading. In addition, we offer trucking services in Seattle as well as connecting carrier agreements to transport cargo around the world.

Oilfield Access

Samson is the only Common Carrier with scheduled, year-round barge service to the port of Valdez, the northern most ice-free port in the U.S., with access to the North Slope and Fairbanks.

Trucking

Samson can move your cargo beyond our ports of call in Seattle and Alaska. If you need to move cargo in to the interior, we can arrange to have your shipment transported via truck to any destination along the road system. In Seattle, we can provide you with local trucking or arrange to have your cargo delivered to where ever you need it to be delivered.