Connecting Alaska

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Serving Alaska and Beyond

A family of transportation companies

From the Bering Sea to Barrow, Anchorage to Aniak, and dozens of communities across the Last Frontier, Saltchuk is at home in Alaska. Our companies connect the roads, waterways, and runways of Alaska – providing fuel, cargo, and other essential services that keep Alaskans moving.

Saltchuk collectively is one of the state’s largest private employers with more than 1,000 employees and their families calling Alaska home.

When you partner with a Saltchuk company, you instantly gain a team of experts with the knowledge, equipment, and can-do spirit to get the job done – safely and reliably. You also get a national transportation network with the resources to deliver seamless services beyond Alaska.

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Alaska Petroleum Distributing

APD has a balanced commercial and retail customer portfolio, delivering heating oil, gasoline, and diesel fuels. It is one of the largest fuel distributors in the interior.


Carlile is one of Alaska’s largest trucking companies, offering fully integrated transportation and logistics services in Alaska and all of North America.

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge provides premium marine services throughout South Central Alaska specializing in harbor services in the Port of Anchorage and Cook Inlet.

Delta Western Petroleum

Delta Western Petroleum operates through 13 marine and shore-based terminals to provide fuels and lubricants throughout Alaska. It proudly serves the state’s fishing, mining, oil and gas and construction industries. Delta Western also delivers to remote Alaskan bush and coastal communities via shallow-draft barge services.

Foss Maritime

Foss has been solving complex logistics and transportation challenges in the Arctic’s extreme environments for more than a century. With three new Arctic Class tugs, Foss continues to be a leader in support for oil and gas industry.

Inlet Energy

Founded in 1986, Inlet Energy is based out of Anchorage with operations in Kenai, Fairbanks, and Prudhoe Bay. Inlet is also a major fuel distributor for the road system from the Kenai Peninsula to Fairbanks.

Naniq Global Logistics

Naniq Global Logistics is a third-party logistics service dedicated to providing the very best innovative solutions for Multinational Logistics Corporations (MLCs).


Northern Air Cargo (NAC) is Alaska’s largest all-cargo airline, connecting 13 rural communities with essential supplies since 1956. NAC OnDemand charter and ACMI lease services offered throughout the U.S. and Central America. Northern Air Maintenance Services (NAMS) provides aviation support services to Alaska’s oil and gas industry.

Ryan Air

Started in 1953 in the small village of Unalakleet, Ryan Air is managed by the third generation of Ryan family. In Bush Alaska, where air service is the only way to receive and send furniture, clothing, food, medical supplies, and more, the runway is a community’s lifeline. Ryan Air, an Alaska Bush carrier for over half a century, serves 73 remote Alaskan villages.


TOTE Maritime Alaska provides regular ocean transportation between Port of Tacoma and Port of Anchorage. TOTE transports more than one-third of all cargo consumed along the Alaskan Railbelt.

Environmental Leadership

Saltchuk is proud of our companies’ investments in clean technology and alternative fuels that have set new standards in reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality in the transportation industry.

Code of Ethics

We want Saltchuk companies to be the kind of place where we would all be proud for our children to work. We expect the employees at all of our companies to always be honest and ethical in the performance of their company’s business and to meet the highest standards of business behavior. A shared Code of Ethical Business Conduct helps guide our organization.

Giving back to our Alaska communities

Giving Back is at the heart of what it means to be a Saltchuk company

Saltchuk’s Alaska companies and employees proudly support their hometown communities by giving time, money, and services to organizations and causes that matter to them. Our companies also work together as the Saltchuk Alaska Regional Giving Committee to support Alaska’s next generation with grants to support Youth Development and Post Secondary Education right here at home.

Learn more about Saltchuk Regional Giving

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Our People Make All the Difference

People of Saltchuk was created in 2014 to highlight the hard-working people dedicated to making Saltchuk companies the best in their industries. We think the transportation industry is fascinating, and hope you find the stories here interesting, inspiring, and enlightening as you learn about the companies and people that make up the Saltchuk family. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or subscribe to the newsletter to read the latest stories!


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