Photo via Alaska Marine Highway System

Photo via Alaska Dept. Of Transportation & Public Facilities

For over 40 years, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) has operated vessels throughout the state and the city of Kodiak that are designed to carry passengers and vehicles all the way up to large freight containers. In these latter years, the increase in ferry traffic has caused a need for improvements to the Kodiak Ferry Terminal and Dock to improve the efficiency and safety of both passengers and vehicles. The need was based on deficiencies of mooring facilities that hinder ferry operations and the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, proposed these improvements.

In 2016, Pacific Pile and Marine, a marine contractor based in Seattle, WA completed an update to the Kodiak Ferry Terminal & Dock Improvements project. This project involved the demolition and removal of the existing ferry terminal and installation of new pile-supported concrete structure.

Marine Structures was contracted to provide American made, single bitt mooring bollards and cleats to Pacific Pile and Marine to successfully complete this project. This further expands our worldwide footprint for supplying the best U.S. made bollards for projects that require Buy America products.

The Kodiak Island is the largest island in Alaska and second largest in the United States. It has seen increased traffic due to its close proximality to Anchorage, especially during the summer months when the island is lush and green. Because of this summer transformation, Kodiak has become known as the Emerald Isle.

If your next project requires American made mooring bollards, cleats or extruded fenders, give us a call and allow us to consult you on providing the right product at the right price. We serve companies all over the world and would be happy to provide excellent service to you.

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