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 Information - In Progress 2019
Stay up to date on Waterfront Master Planning Project details and progress by visiting the project team’s web page!
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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)
2020 Port of Call Schedule List View - Updated 2/28/2020
2020 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View - Updated 2/28/2020
In Valdez, a Unified Command exists to coordinate our local preparedness, operational and public information efforts related to COVID-19. The group consists of medical professionals and local community leaders, including the City. Click to Learn More & View Local Health Mandates
To comply with shelter in place guidelines, all city facilities - including the City Hall front office, baler and landfill - are closed to the public. Essential city services remain fully functional. Customer service by telephone (907.835.4313). Additional Info...
City Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 7th at 7pm in City Council Chambers. To encourage social distancing, the meeting will be livestreamed thru the city website. Submit comments/questions to email@example.com by 6pm on Tuesday. Click to View Agenda Materials & Access Livestream