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:


The City of Valdez owns and operates:

Valdez Comprehensive Waterfront Master Planning Project Information - In Progress 2019

Stay up to date on Waterfront Master Planning Project details and progress by visiting the project team's web page!

Click Here for September meeting schedule and information.

Click Here for May meeting schedule and information.
Click Here for April meeting schedule and information.
Click Here for March meeting schedule and information.

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)

2019 Passenger Economic Impact Estimates

2019 Port Economic Impact Estimates

2020 Port of Call Schedule List View

2020 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View

Frequently Asked Questions

Local Business Guide to Working with Cruise Lines

City of Valdez Planning Department - Short Term Vendor Regulations

  1. Port of Valdez

    Mailing Address
    P.O Box 307
    Valdez, AK 99686

    Phone: (907) 835-4564
    Fax: (907) 835-4479

  1. Accepting Applications: PVMC Health Advisory Council

    One vacancy exists on the Providence Valdez Medical Center Health Advisory Council due to resignation. The HAC is an advisory group who provides feedback to PVMC regarding community health care facilities and programs. Application deadline: Dec 11th @ 5pm Read on...
  2. Accepting Applications: Planning & Zoning Commission

    One vacancy exists on the City Planning & Zoning Commission due to term expiration. The commission serves as the city platting board and exercises advisory functions related to land use, planning, & zoning within our city. App deadline: Dec 11th @ 5pm. Read on...
  3. 2020 City Energy Assistance Program

    Applications for the 2020 Energy Assistance Program now available online or at City Hall. The program offers one energy credit of $550 per primary residence or business located within City limits. Applications and required documents due Dec. 31st by 5pm. Click to Learn More and Download Forms...