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 certain annual fees to the municipality. The Port does not use any Anchorage property tax dollars. As an enterprise department, revenues cover all operational expenses and allow the Port to make annual payments to help support city government. However, 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.
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.
Dock Revenue rates for the Port of Anchorage are established in the Port of Anchorage Terminal Tariff No. 6 and through contractual Terminal Preferential Usage Agreements. Changes to the tariff and adjustments to the five (5) year term Preferential Usage Agreements' charges require approval by the Anchorage Port Commission, subject to final approval by the Anchorage Municipal Assembly and the Federal Maritime Commission.
Port Industrial Park Revenue is derived from long-term leases of properties in the Port Industrial Park. The leases provide for five-year rate adjustments that are performed in accordance with Anchorage Municipal Code provisions. Leases and lease options are subject to Municipal Assembly approval.
To view the most recent approved terminal tariff, Click Here.