ANC Marketplace

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Help & Support

Anchorage Logistics Marketplace (ALM) is an innovative initiative by Anchorage International Airport (ANC) to provide a digital platform for its stakeholders such as airlines, forwarders, importers, exporters etc. to buy and sell their services. It is the first phase of setting up a next-generation cargo community system in Anchorage.

Kale is a UN award winner in creating such trade facilitation platforms for airports and ports who have shown the willingness to invest in the platform and grow the same. Kale offers marketplace as well as airport cargo community platforms and has shown a willingness to be a long-term partner.

There are several price discovery portals in the market. However, they are not marketplaces. ALM aims to provide capacity visibility and serve as a multi-modal marketplace to facilitate sea-air, and road-air movement as well. ALM has a roadmap to evolve into a full-fledged cargo community system as opposed to these rating portals. ANC will provide several services such as e-AWB, e-DO, e-PoD, e-Bill of Lading, e-Certificate of Origin, tracking, digital corridors, Warehouse, GHA Rates etc.

The ALM pilot phase will focus on only air cargo and visibility of aircraft capacity to other carriers and forwarders out of Anchorage. We aim to provide features such as posting loads, viewing requests for quotes, quotation responses, online price negotiations, auctions etc.

The airline can get in touch with trudy.wassel@alaska.gov to participate in the pilot.

We aim to have stakeholder workshops and incorporate their inputs in the solution. Once we are ready with the complete system; we will hand-hold the stakeholders through the pilot transactions after training them.

Provide your inputs on the product. Get trained and test the product for pilot transactions. We anticipate about 10-12 hours of commitment during the pilot phase from your commercial / sales department.

Absolutely not. The airlines can decide to market their distress capacity or full capacity. It’s their choice.

Optimal capacity utilization resulting in increased revenue toplines, increased revenue with Cargo yield and ton-mile with buying & Selling aircraft capacity and optimizing fuel consumption are some of the key benefits. Other benefits include live and instant e-bookings, ability to tap large market and opportunity to leverage multi-modal options, single repository for documents.

Absolutely. The airline can provide APIs or accept standard CAR-IMP messages. However, during the pilot phase, we recommend using the ALM portal and use upload features of the portal.

We aim to finish the pilot phase in 6 months and then move to commercialization phase for the next six months. This will of course be subject to participants’ suggestions. After that, we plan to roll out multi-modal use cases for the marketplace and convert this into a full-fledged airport cargo community system over 2-3 years based on stakeholders’ feedback and interest.

Airport Facts

Ideally located between Asia and Canada/continental United States, Anchorage is one of the world's busiest cargo hubs handling operations of over 45 large carriers (passenger and cargo).


Location & facilities

  • Equidistant from Tokyo and New York, within 9.5 hours of 90% of the industrialized world.

  • Nearly 5.7 million passengers served in 2019.

  • Approximately 47 air carriers: 27 domestic and 18 international.

  • 21 passenger destinations served from ANC; 44 Cargo destinations served from ANC.

  • Over 42,000 passenger aircraft landings and over 41,000 wide and narrow body cargo aircraft landings in 2019.

  • 16 retail outlets, several with multiple airport storefronts.

  • 12 food and beverage outlets, including three with 24-hour service (McDonald’s and Starbucks).

  • 6 onsite rental car companies located at Anchorage consolidated rental car facility (RAC).

  • 4,612-acre complex with hundreds of acres available for cargo and logistics development, including Kulis Business Park.

  • 964 paved acres – 768 airside runways, ramps, aprons, and taxiways, plus 196 acres of pavement maintained in support of general aviation facilities, parking lots, and roads.

  • Three runways over 10,600 ft. – Longest runway – 12,400 ft.

  • Never closed for snow! Five- time winner of Balchen Post Award for Large Airport Snow Removal Programs, awarded to airports able to keep runways open under adverse snow conditions. 2011-2012 was a record snow year. Airfield Maintenance moved over 6 million tons of snow from November – April.

  • No slot restrictions or curfews, operational 24 hours per day.

  • Economic impact – 1 in 10 jobs in Anchorage. 15,577 airport and community jobs directly related to the airport.

  • 4th largest airport in the world in terms of cargo throughput (#1 Memphis, #2 Hong Kong).

  • 2nd largest airport in the United States for landed weight of cargo aircraft (#1 Memphis).

  • 31 signatory air carriers.


Extensive cargo ramp

The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) has a large cargo ramp near the center of the airport. The ramp has 11 parking spots for wide-body aircraft. The ramp’s central location makes it easy for cargo planes to taxi to the parking spots, receive service, and then depart.

  • High-capacity forklifts – With lifting capacities of up to 60,000 lbs, these heavy-duty forklifts can handle heavy pallets and containers with ease.

  • Pallet movers and dollies – Specialized electric pallet movers and heavy-duty dollies facilitate the smooth movement of palletized cargo within the warehouses and on the ramp.

  • Ground support equipment – A fleet of powerful tug tractors and pushback tugs safely maneuver aircraft within the cargo ramp, ensuring efficient loading and unloading operations.