Port of Anchorage, Alaska's Port
About the Port
The Port of Anchorage (POA) is a deep-water port located in Anchorage, Alaska with 4 bulk carrier berths and two petroleum berths.
The Port of Anchorage is an enterprise department under the Municipality of Anchorage. As an enterprise, the Port is distinguished from other types of municipal departments, largely because it creates enough revenue to support its operations along with paying annual fees to the municipality.
The Port Director is appointed by the Mayor and reports to the Municipal Manager. In many ways, despite its enterprise distinction, the Port acts as a standard municipal department with the Assembly approving the annual budget and with contract services, financial support and other day-to-day activities managed by the appropriate municipal department and subject to all municipal code.
For a quick factsheet on who the Port of Anchorage is, basic Port operations, and the importance of the Port to Alaska click here
Common vessels that call on the Port:
- Cargo (TOTE & Horizon/twice weekly/2,600 incoming containers per week)
- Fuel tankers (From Asia & the US, average 1 per month)
- Cement (average 5 per year)
- Pipe Ships (3-4 this year)
- Cruise Ships (varies, summer seasons)
- Other (large bulk shipments such as turbines and military vessels)
The Port is a "landlord" Port which means that we charge users for real estate and dock use and are responsible for maintenance, management and upkeep.
The Port does not negotiate with shippers for tie-up, offloading, or any other related activities, customers calling on the Port are required to secure these services on their own.