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 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

2020 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View

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. Preliminary Notice of Valdez Municipal Election - May 5, 2020

    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
  2. Now Accepting Applications: 2020 Beautification Matching Grant Program

    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...
  3. Call for Nominations - 2020 Valdez Local Veteran Award

    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...