TOTE and Port of Tacoma Cut Ribbon for New Terminal


Terminal Dedication


Totem Ocean Trailer Express's (TOTE) new terminal was celebrated during a groundbreaking July 2, 2003. TOTE has been a Port of Tacoma customer since 1976, helping the port earn its reputation as America's "Gateway to Alaska".


The ribbon cutting was, in fact, a grand re-dedication of TOTE's existing facility on the Blair Waterway. The Port of Tacoma invested $12 million in terminal upgrades to make the facility more operationally efficient for the line's two new vessels, the M.V. Midnight Sun and the M.V. North Star, which were brought into service this year.


Mayor Begich


On September 9 2003, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich cut the ribbon, signifying the simultaneous dedications of the M.V. North Star and the new Anchorage Terminal Facilities.