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
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to applicable law, a general election will be held in Valdez on Tues. May 5, 2020, between 7am and 8pm to elect candidates for the following offices: CITY COUNCIL (Two vacancies) and SCHOOL BOARD (Three vacancies). Click here to learn more about municipal elections
The Beautification Matching Grant Program enables property owners, non-profits, and businesses to seek 50:50 matching grants for specific types of aesthetic upgrades to buildings or land. Completed grant applications are due by March 6th @ 5pm. Read on...
The City is calling for nominations for the 2020 Local Veteran Award. The award is presented annually to two deserving local veterans during Military Appreciation Weekend in May. Know a deserving veteran? Please submit nomination forms prior to March 6th. Click here to download the nomination form...