Founded in 1956, Alaska Maritime Agencies serves the owners and operators of cargo and passenger vessels. It employs more than 30 full-time individuals and resident agents. It operates management, accounting and documentation departments. The company specializes in the transportation of urea, coal, zinc, lead concentrates and seafood items. Alaska Maritime Agencies also operates various tankers that carry crude oil, refined products, and ammonia and liquefied natural gases. It additionally maintains log ships that transport lumber. The company serves the passenger cruise ship industry.