What Supplies are Needed in Remote Parts of Alaska?

What Supplies are Needed in Remote Parts of Alaska?

Alaska is a very unique, beautiful state. Since so many areas in Alaska are remote, it can be hard for them to have access to much-needed supplies. From the fishing industry to the entertainment industry and everything in between, there is a lot of dependence on supplies getting shipped in from other parts of the United States. Here are a few of Alaska's biggest industries and the supplies routinely brought in.


Commercial Fishing

Alaska has a vast industry of fishing. The Alaskan waters are a fisher’s dream come true! Large amounts of Salmon, Trout and other varieties of fish swim in the waters of Alaska. To catch these fish in bulk, Alaskan fishers need supplies, from small ones like crates to much larger ones like electrical supplies. Here is a list of some of the fishing supplies that are frequently required in Alaska:

  • Davits
  • Binnacles
  • Gear Boxes
  • Engines
  • Replacement Parts
  • Mechanical and Electrical Equipment



Like every other state in America, Alaska requires supplies to be able to build. From homes to commercial, Alaska needs a large amount of building supplies. With tons of land, there are always more places for Alaska to build. Here is a list of the most common building supplies shipped into Alaska:

  • All Types of Construction Freight
  • Residential, Commercial, and Engineered Equipment
  • School, Hospital, and Government Buildings
  • Plumbing Pipe and Valves
  • Conduit Pipe
  • HVAC Systems
  • Building Materials
  • Hydraulic Equipment
  • Doors, Locks, and Alarms
  • Heavy Lift Cargo



Alaska is a very popular state for tourism. With many places to go, Alaska must be supplied with what they need to allow tourist and residents to enjoy the state. Alaskan residents love their music, and concerts are a common occurrence there. Also, many movie scenes are shot in Alaska, and movies need many supplies for their shoots. Here are some of the entertainment supplies shipped into Alaska:

  • Speakers
  • Instruments
  • Stage Sets
  • Lighting
  • Monitors
  • Overhead Rigging
  • Front of House Sound Boards



Companies across Alaska need to have inventory shipped out and business supplies shipped in. Many mid-size manufacturing companies need to ship stock parts. Business inventory commonly brought into or out of Alaska include:

  • Nuts and Bolts
  • PVC Pipe
  • Periodicals
  • Perishables for Restaurants
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Computers
  • Clothing
  • Healthcare Products


Many of the above items are large or heavy, making them difficult to ship. Alaska Air Forwarding can ship everything listed above and more!  We have access to the most remote areas in Alaska and can get your cargo where it needs to go. Contact us to learn more about shipping supplies to Alaska.

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