Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Anchorage Airport Among Nation’s Busiest as Pandemic Boosts Cargo Activity

Ted Stevens International Airport Getty Images

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport remained one of the nation’s busiest airports in recent months as disrupted shipping patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic fueled soaring cargo activity.

Alex DeMarban | Anchorage Daily News
November 3, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Blue States Sue to Stop Trump’s Arctic Refuge Drilling Plan

Fifteen states are suing to block the Trump administration's decision to sell drilling rights in ANWR. Fifteen states are suing to block the Trump administration's decision to sell drilling rights in ANWR. (US Fish and Wildlife Service/Getty Images)

A group of 15 Democrat-led states sued to block the Trump administration’s decision to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, alleging the plan fails to account for the danger to wildlife and climate-change impacts.

Malathi Nayak | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Possibilities, Costs ‘Enormous’ for A2A Rail

Alaska railroad Railroad track by the Lower Trail Lake in the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. Canadian rail lines currently get as close to Alaska as Whitehorse in the Yukon. (Getty Images)

The backers of a new rail line to link Alaska to Canada and Lower 48 markets insist it would generate upward of $5 billion of freight revenue through the state.

Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce
December 5, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Applications Filed for Major Cargo Projects at Anchorage Airport

Ted Stevens International Airport Getty Images

Nearly $600 million worth of cargo warehouse and transfer facility developments are proposed at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce
September 12, 2019
Business, Fuel

BP Exits Alaska After 60 Years in $5.6 Billion Hilcorp Sale

BP Plc Alaska Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

BP Plc agreed to sell its entire business in Alaska to closely held Hilcorp Energy Co. for $5.6 billion, ending a six-decade presence in the state as oil production there declines.

Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Earthquake Damage Adds to Infrastructure Woes at Port of Alaska

Alaska The Port of Alaska (Mark Thiessen/Associated Press)

The primary users of Anchorage’s beleaguered port want city officials to delay the first major rehabilitation work at the port in years while port leaders continue to discover earthquake damage to critical infrastructure.

Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce
July 18, 2019
Business, Safety, Fuel

Earthquake Strikes Southern Alaska, Threatening Oil Exports

Alaska Highway Major road damage was done by the Nov. 30 earthquake in Alaska. (Associated/Press)

A magnitude 7 earthquake struck Alaska early Nov. 30, shutting the state’s most important oil pipeline and potentially threatening crude exports.

November 30, 2018
Government, Business

John MacKinnon Appointed Alaska DOT Commissioner

Port of Anchorage Cargo unloads at the Port of Anchorage, Alaska. (Port of Anchorage)

Incoming Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced that John MacKinnon will serve as the next commissioner of the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Department of Interior Moves to Expand Drilling in Alaskan Oil Reserve

Alaska Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is moving to expand the territory open for oil exploration in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve, a process that could shift drilling rigs closer to herds of caribou and flocks of threatened birds.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2018
Government, Safety, TCA

Alaska DOT Reroutes Dalton Highway to Protect Road From Creeping ‘Blob’

Dalton Highway Alaska Department of Transportation

Alaska highway workers have moved the Dalton Highway to protect it from a giant mass of frozen debris oozing down a hillside.

Alex DeMarban | Anchorage Daily News
September 7, 2018