Washington’s Port of Olympia has leased two acres of its marine terminal to a subsidiary of Koniag of Kodiak for shipments to Alaska, according to Jim Amador, the marine terminal director.
The port will receive, store and load the cargo on behalf of the tenant, and then a barge will deliver goods to Alaska, Amador said in a written statement.
The port lease takes effect this month and runs through the end of 2013, although Amador said he anticipates it will be renewed. Lease terms were not disclosed. The first barge is expected in April.
Amador said the company will be shipping “project-style cargo” to Alaska, including building materials or equipment for large construction and engineering firms. Prior to shipment, the equipment will be delivered to the port via truck and rail.
Koniag is one of 13 Alaska Native Regional Corporations, established by Congress under the terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, to settle the aboriginal land claims of Alaska Native people, according to its Web site.