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)
Public Notice 04/21/2020 - UPDATE
2020 Port of Call Schedule List View - Updated 04/21/2020
2020 Port of Call Schedule Calendar View - Updated 04/21/2020
The community of Valdez received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 late Friday evening. The patient is an asymptomatic male between the ages of 20 and 29. The patient is in isolation and following the guidance of public health officials. Click to Read Full News Release...
In Valdez, a Unified Command exists to coordinate our local operational and public information efforts related to COVID-19. The group consists of medical professionals and local community leaders, including the City. Click to View More Information & Resources...
Effective June 1st, curbside household garbage collection will shift to a new automated system using wildlife resistant containers issued by the city. In fall 2020, the city will also implement a community use dumpster pod program. Click to Learn More...