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:


The City of Valdez owns and operates:

Valdez Comprehensive Waterfront Master Planning Project Information

Stay up to date on Waterfront Master Planning Project details and progress by visiting the project team's web page!

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

There will be a Public Information Session at 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 4 in Valdez City Council Chambers.

Public Information Session Agenda

2019 Port of Call Schedule

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. DOT&PF Prince William Sound Transportation Plan Scoping Session

    In 2020, the ADOT&PF will seek a contractor to update the PWS Area Transportation Plan. This session is an opportunity for the community, businesses, and residents to provide local insights and perspectives that will help ADOT&PF frame that scope of work. Read on...
  2. Waterfront Master Plan Public Meeting & Council/Commission Meeting

    A public meeting regarding the Waterfront Master Plan will take place Mon, Sept. 23rd @ 6pm in the Civic Center. On Tues, Sept. 24th @ 6pm, City Council and the Ports & Harbors Commission will hold a Master Plan joint work session in Council Chambers.
  3. Accepting Applications: PWS Aquaculture Board of Directors

    The City is soliciting applications from residents to serve as the Valdez community’s representative on the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation Board. To learn more about PWSAC, visit: https://pwsac.com Application deadline: Sept. 24th @ 5pm. Read on...