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Foss, TOTE, NorthStar Energy gift $500,000 to new Maritime High School

The money will support start-up costs for the first four years of the school and allow the school to grow to 400 students by 2025. Saltchuk companies Foss Maritime, TOTE, and NorthStar Energy have together pledged $500,000 to support the

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AmNav GM committed to growth, progress

Ben Ostroff: ‘I believe in giving decision-making power to the people closest to the operation.’ In the weeks following the completion of Ben Ostroff’s first semester at Pitzer College—a top-ranked liberal arts school near Los Angeles where Ostroff was planning

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Hawaii Petroleum president reflects on growing the family business

Kimo Haynes: ‘This pandemic has been the greatest challenge of my career, but I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish together.’ It’s been almost two years to the day since Hawaii recorded its first case of coronavirus.

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Saltchuk SVP, former Foss pres reflects on 40 years in maritime

Paul Stevens: ‘I somehow fell in love with the industry.’ Paul Stevens never imagined a career in the maritime industry. A quintessential “gentle giant,” his imposing presence and breezy charisma belie his quiet Jersey upbringing. “New Jersey was a great

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Trucker celebrates 20-year Carlile career

Tim Rogers’s advice: “Get in where you fit in.” Tim Rogers still remembers when his Army drill sergeant handed him orders to his first duty station: Alaska. “I just sat on the sidewalk and hung my head. Alaska? Are you

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Landscaper-turned-dispatcher found forever home in Sitka, Alaska

Linda Holmes joined Delta Western eight years ago. Delta Western Dispatcher Linda Holmes always thought she’d become a professional landscaper serving the small Puget Sound communities she knew so well, growing up near Seattle. A 2001 commercial fishing season in

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NAC pilot boasts storied aviation background

Robert Fairbanks hails from Kotzebue, where he grew up unloading NAC planes. Pilot Robert Fairbanks joined Northern Air Cargo (NAC) just last year as a 737 First Officer, but his relationship with the iconic Alaskan company – and the whole

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Seaton sends Saltchuk Aviation soaring

After earning its ETOPS certification amid a global pandemic, Saltchuk’s air cargo arm is staying the course toward growth. Betsy Seaton became president and CEO of Saltchuk Aviation in January of 2019, armed with a rich background in corporate strategy

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The Jankovich Company joins NorthStar Energy

‘We decided to join NorthStar because we want to continue to grow,’ said President Tom Jankovich, Jr. of the company his father founded in 1933. Tom Jankovich, Jr. grew up outside of Los Angeles in the coastal community of San

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Forty years of fuel and family

The future looks bright for Alaska Petroleum Distributing – General Manager and second-generation business owner Lisa Sundborg said things changed for the better after joining NorthStar Energy in 2019. Lisa Sundborg has never created a resume, and she’s never filled

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Saltchuk Hawaiʻi boosts island professionals to new heights through distance MBA program

Kimo Haynes: ‘These scholarships are an investment in our community.’ In 2008, the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa created a Neighbor Island MBA program through its Shidler College of Business. Redesigned as a stand-alone Distance Learning Executive MBA (EMBA) program

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Ed Rowe, NAMS

In the third of a nine-part Q&A series, NAMS Passenger Ramp Lead Ed Rowe answers questions about his life, career, and nomination for this year’s awards. Northern Air Maintenance Services Passenger Ramp Lead Ed Rowe was nominated for  Safety Award

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Zack Midles, TOTE Maritime Alaska

In the second of a nine-part Q&A series, TOTE Maritime Alaska Sr. Operations Analyst Zack Midles answers questions about his life, career, and nomination for this year’s awards. TOTE Maritime Alaska Senior Operations Analyst Zack Midles’s nomination for a Safety

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