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 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
2020 Port of Call Schedule List View - Updated 06/03/2020
2020 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View - Updated 06/03/2020
Multiple vacancies exist on the Economic Diversification Commission, Parks & Recreation Commission, Library Board, and Providence Valdez Medical Center Health Advisory Council. Application deadline for interested citizens is August 26th at 5pm. Click to Learn More...
City Council will hold a work session on Aug. 13th regarding the Alberta to Alaska (A2A) Railway Project. Members of the public are invited to watch the meeting on the city website livestream or by attending in person in Council Chambers (masks required). Click to View Agenda Materials & Access Livestream
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...