The Top 3 Challenges for Freight Logistics

February 3, 2022

Freight logistics are essential to the proper function of a healthy supply chain. With so many moving parts and systems that need to work together as cleanly as possible, it’s natural to expect some big challenges. In the state of Alaska, we experience even bigger challenges.

Unreliable Supply

Freight logistics systems exist because wholesale goods and manufactured products need to move from an origin to a destination as safely and efficiently as possible. When the supply of goods suffers In any way from equipment shortages, manufacturing challenges or other unpredictable influences like natural disasters and inclement weather, it sends ripples throughout the entire economy.

Difficult Terrain

Alaska’s supply chain is not limited to the well-paved and arrow-straight highways. Over 80% of Alaska communities are not connected by roads and therefore depend on rail, seasonal barges and even aviation for year-round access to these goods. It takes logistical solutions to get goods to and from these remote locations once the freight is delivered to one of our Carlile terminals in places like Anchorage, Kenai, Kodiak or Fairbanks and even as far north as Prudhoe Bay.

Workforce Shortages

We tip our hat to everyone on the front lines at Carlile who continue to work tirelessly to provide the highest levels of service to our customers. COVID-19 and the ongoing mitigation continue to have far-ranging effects on the workforce which has highlighted the ongoing need to recruit skilled employees to join the TEAM at Carlile.

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Freight Logistics to Alaska and Beyond

Whether your project is across Alaska, North America, or even beyond, Carlile has the Alaskan logistics expertise and equipment to deliver seamless and reliable solutions. We’ll take care of the trucks, planes, ships, and trains – so your cargo arrives on time and on budget. Get in touch with us today.