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!
Click Here for September 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)
2020 Port of Call Schedule List View
2020 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View
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...
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...
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...