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 2022 cruise ship operations. (Updated 4/2022)
2022 Port of Call Schedule List View - Updated 09/6/2022
2022 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View - Updated 09/6/2022
2023 Port of Call Schedule List View - Updated 9/14/2022
2023 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View - Updated 09/14/2022