UIC Bowhead Transport, LLC


Serving the Arctic waters and beyond for over 37 years.

Bowhead Transport Company, LLC is a Marine Common Carrier subsidiary of Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) Industrial Marine & Environmental division, providing terminalling services, less than container load (LCL) consolidation, vessel chartering and commercial ocean deck barge cargo transport between Seattle, Western Alaska and the Alaska North Slope. Cargo operations in Alaska are performed with seasoned staff and very shallow draft specialized lighterage vessels capable of beach landings and roll-on/roll-off heavy equipment. Bowhead can rightsize barge operations anywhere on the U.S. West Coast and Alaska.

Bowhead Transport has teamed up with Alaska Marine Services as of January, 2019. With this new partnership, barge and lighterage service will continue to be provided to/from and between the communities on the North Slope. Pt. Hope, Point Lay, Wainwright, Utgiagvik (Barrow), Deadhorse, Kaktovik. BTC has offered customers door-to-shore service to the Arctic for more than 30 years and is looking forward to partnering with AML to continue excellent service for years to come.

The new stops will be added to Alaska Marine Lines’ ports of call at the major hubs of Naknek, Dillingham, Nome, Bethel and Kotzebue and more than 65 small villages along the coast of Western Alaska.

By providing dependable Arctic cargo transportation we've built long-term relationships with global industries and logistics leaders.

Key Capabilities

  • Shallow draft vessels
  • Marine Cargo Transportation
  • Barge & Lighterage Services
  • Oilfield Support Services
  • Logistics & Marine Support
  • Vessel Leasing & Operations
  • Remote site freight & crew transport
  • Rig moves
  • Hazardous materials & waste shipping
  • Scrap metals hauling
  • Seattle terminalling services
  • Container leasing
  • Construction project mobilization, demobilization & freight service

Industries we serve

  • Federal Government
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Construction Industry
  • Coastal Communities of Alaska
  • Marine Science
  • Technology Industry

Contact Us

Chris Palle

General Manager


Industry Classifications

CAGE Code: 4F6N7
DUNS: 626979541
SBA Category: Alaska Native Corporation


Teaming Opportunities

To maintain a competitive advantage, we team with best-in-class large and small businesses to complement our business strategy and to offer our clients comprehensive, innovative solutions.