We Are of the Sea.

With technologically advanced, specialized vessels and decades of experience, Bowhead Transport provides quality marine cargo transport and support services to a variety of industries.

Alaska Cargo Transport Since 1984

As an Alaskan Native Corporation, we’re deeply connected to this Northern land and the surrounding seas. Due to this experience, our people are able to offer specialized charter services to meet your needs on the entire Alaskan North Slope, Western Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, Southcentral and Southeast Alaska.


Respect. Integrity. Commitment.

Cargo Transport and Project Support Services


When you work with Bowhead Transport, you get a full-service partner offering comprehensive project support services, including logistics planning in challenging environments. From freight, equipment, and cargo transport to remote project mobilization and live-aboard amenities, the Bowhead Transport team and fleet of vessels can facilitate projects of every scope and size.



Bowhead Transport’s tug/barge, landing craft, river push boats/barges, and two high-speed support service vessels are built for efficient personnel and cargo transport in any region of Alaska. The 150ft Landing Craft, M/V Unalaq, is uniquely designed to transport heavy loads in extremely shallow waters and perform technically challenging beach landings at sea or in rivers. Our specialized combination of vessels makes Bowhead Transport’s capabilities in the Alaska region extremely unique.

Unalaq cargo transport vessel

Line-haul Barging Service

Bowhead Transport has 36 years of experience providing timely barge service from Seattle to Alaska. With 8,000 Ton capacity and 18,000 square feet of deck space, our 90 foot tug, 282 foot barge, and experienced staff can efficiently mobilize project-based equipment and cargo into multiple Alaska port locations. Bowhead Transport offers the professionalism and dependability your business counts on at a competitive rate.

Barge cargo transport vessel


Markets Served

Federal Government


Coastal Communities of Alaska

Oil and Gas

Environmental: Coastal and Sea-Based Remediation





Track the Fleet

Follow Bowhead Transport vessels in real-time with our AIS monitoring system via Marine Exchange.  

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“Would we recommend Bowhead to others? Would we work with them again? Most definitely yes and yes! In fact, we’re currently direct sourcing all of our 2021 work to Bowhead and have recommended them to everyone we’re acquainted with. ”

Dan Fleming | Jacobs Engineering | Project Manager