Serving the Western U.S.

Growth in the West

A family of transportation companies

Saltchuk’s corporate home office and four of our six business units: NorthStar Energy, Saltchuk Marine, Saltchuk Aviation, and Saltchuk Logistics, call Washington home.  With beginnings in maritime transportation and connection to Alaska, growth along the West Coast came first. As our company has grown, so has our footprint in the Western U.S., most recently adding two new energy distribution companies in California and Montana.

Saltchuk is proud to be ranked the largest family-owned company in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal.




AmNav has been a leading provider of marine and harbor services in the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles area for more than thirty years.


Whether you need to ship a package from Florida to Anchorage or a trailer of fuel from Houston to Fairbanks or need to send cargo southbound from Alaska to the lower 48, Carlile has the transportation and logistics solutions.


For 90 years, CityServiceValcon has offered quality fuel, oil, and energy products, dependable delivery, outstanding customer care, and superior service to the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies markets.

Foss Maritime

Founded in Tacoma in 1889, Foss Maritime has spread throughout the United States West Coast, including the Puget Sound, Columbia/Snake River, and Northern and Southern California. Foss has continued to remain committed to serving the west coast while expanding into the east coast, gulf coast, and more.

NorthStar Energy

NorthStar’s vision is to responsibly lead fuel distribution in the Western United States – from Alaska to Hawaii to California, throughout the Northwestern US and Northern Rockies – they are positioned to be the vital link to the most reliable, best-in-class, integrated energy solutions for our customers and our communities. NorthStar Energy oversees Delta Western, Inlet Energy, Alaska Petroleum Distributing, The Jankovich Company, CityServiceValcon, and the Hawaii Petroleum group of companies.

Saltchuk Aviation 

Saltchuk Aviation Services oversees Aloha Air Cargo, Northern Air Cargo, Northern Air Maintenance Services, StratAir, and Ryan Air. Based in Seattle, Saltchuk Aviation and Saltchuk Aviation Shared Services support aviation operations across the U.S.

Saltchuk Marine

Saltchuk Marine and Saltchuk Marine Shared Services oversee and support AmNav, Cook Inlet Tug and Barge, Foss Maritime, Foss Offshore Wind, Foss New Bedford Marine Terminal, and Young Brothers – marine services companies that lead the industry in innovative solutions and environmental stewardship.

TOTE Maritime Alaska

A shipping company dedicated to delivering reliable and superior service to customers and communities throughout the United States, including the west coast. TOTE Group encompasses some of the U.S. domestic market’s leading transportation and logistics companies.

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 places 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 their company’s business performance and to meet the highest standards of business behavior. A shared Code of Ethical Business Conduct, as well as a 24/7 Speak Up hotline, helps guide our organization.

Giving back to our communities

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

Saltchuk Washington Regional Giving Committee demonstrates a collaborative effort among Saltchuk’s companies to support the next generation. By providing grants for Youth Development and Post Secondary Education, Saltchuk aims to invest in the growth and success of young individuals within their local community. Through these grants, Saltchuk empowers young individuals and helps create a brighter future for the region by fostering education and personal development.

Learn more about Saltchuk Regional Giving

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 and safest in their industries. The stories within the transportation industry are fascinating, and you can read about the interesting, inspiring, and enlightening stories while you learn about the companies and people that make up the Saltchuk family. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn or subscribe to the newsletter to read the latest stories.

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