Valdez is the United States’ farthest north ice free port with the best access to Alaska’s interior as well as to the United States Pacific Northwest, Northern Canada, and Pacific Rim trade routes.
Valdez is the southern terminus of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline (TAPS). Supertankers navigate the deep, ice-free waters of Valdez Arm each day, handling more than 1.5 million barrels of crude oil. TAPS operations are managed by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
Port of Valdez services available:
- Access to Richardson Highway
- Access to the State of Alaska Marine Highway System ferry service
- Access to the Valdez Pioneer Field Airport
The City of Valdez owns and operates:
- Valdez Container Terminal
- Valdez Grain Terminal
- John Thomas Kelsey Municipal Dock
- Valdez Pioneer Field Airport Terminal
Valdez Comprehensive Waterfront Master Planning Project Completed November 2019
The Valdez Comprehensive Waterfront Master Plan was adopted by the Valdez City Council on February 4, 2020 (Resolution #20-11).
Valdez Ports & Harbors would like to extend a sincere thanks to PND Engineering and team, Ports & Harbor Commissioners, community stakeholders, and City staff for their dedication to the planning process. Here’s to a sustainable and collaborative future for Valdez waterfronts!
Cruise Ship Information
Click on the links below to access the most up-to-date information on 2019 and 2020 cruise ship operations. (Updated 11/2019)
Public Notice 06/032020 - UPDATE
2020 Port of Call Schedule List View - Updated 06/03/2020
2020 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View - Updated 06/03/2020
Valdez received confirmation of 11 additional non-resident cases of COVID-19 Friday. All of the new cases are adults, identified as part of routine employer screening. These new cases bring the Valdez case count total to 2 residents and 15 non-residents. Click to Read Full News Release...
Valdez Glacier experienced an extreme calving and separation event July 7-8. Rolling icebergs & underwater calving pose serious danger. For your safety, keep away from all floating ice & the face of the glacier. Observe & follow posted danger signs. Click to Learn More...
Valdez City Council passed Valdez Public Health Mandate 003, requiring people over the age of five to wear a mask or cloth face covering in public or communal settings where social distancing cannot be maintained. The mandate is effective July 10th @ 5pm. Click to Read Full News Release...