Port

Access

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.

Services

 Port of Valdez services available:

Operations

The City of Valdez owns and operates:


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

2019 Passenger Economic Impact Estimates

2019 Port Economic Impact Estimates

2020 Port of Call Schedule List View - Updated 06/03/2020

2020 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View - Updated 06/03/2020

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. Local Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Resources

    The City of Valdez is actively building a contemporary Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) program. This is an ongoing effort and the primary focus of EDM within the city, currently, is rebuilding our city's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Click to Learn More...
  2. Updated Due Date - 2020 Property Tax Bills

    Following passage of City Council Resolution #20-42, the 2020 property tax payment deadline was extended. In order to avoid penalties and interest charges, your 2020 property taxes must be paid in full and received or postmarked by 5pm on December 31st. Click to Read the Full Public Notice...
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