The Seward Freight Dock has been used for all sorts of things in years past
from inbound pipe and military to outbound poles and timber. Currently the only
active business using the dock is Samson tug and barge which uses it for their
container and general barge business. They don't ship by rail, they just use
the berthing and pay wharfage and also lease space in the port area.
Northland Services now comes into Seward bi-weekly during the months of December
through March when Cook Inlet is iced up and they can't bring their direct barges
SBS also brings in two to four barges per year when they can't get into Anchorage.
Both of the above use rail to move their traffic to Anchorage.
On occasion other ships may berth their for which the ARR will be paid. For
example, this summer a big USCG Ice Breaker tied up there