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 - Updated 2/28/2020

2020 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View - Updated 2/28/2020

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. Valdez Unified Command (COVID-19)

    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
  2. City Facilities Closed to Public: COVID-19 Shelter in Place

    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...
  3. City Council April 7th Regular Meeting

    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 aferko@valdezak.gov by 6pm on Tuesday. Click to View Agenda Materials & Access Livestream