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A full-service
deep water port
The Port of Anchorage is at the center of
Alaska's largest distribution hub.
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An innovative port
for Alaska's future
The project will enable the Port
to accommodate larger ships.
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Alaska's Intermodal Transport Hub
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Port of Anchorage's facilities
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Growing
our community
Learn more about the history and
future of the Port of Anchorage.

MODERNIZATION PROGRAM

Port and Municipal officials plan to replace aging docks and related infrastructure to:

  • Improve operational safety and efficiency
  • Accommodate modern shipping operations
  • Improve resiliency . . . to survive extreme seismic events and local marine environment for at least 75 years
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OLD PORT GETS NEW NAME

Port of Anchorage opened in 1961, two years after statehood, as a city dock that supported local and regional economic development. After the 1964 earthquake, the facility grew into Alaska’s principal inbound cargo port and intermodal transport hub. Anchorage Assembly changed the Municipality-owned facility’s name to Port of Alaska on Oct. 24, 2017 to reflect its statewide importance and national defense mission.

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PORT IN THE NEWS

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Port of Alaska is Alaska’s premier inbound cargo port that handles more than 3.5 million tons of fuel and freight annually. About half of all Alaska inbound marine cargo crosses the port’s docks . . . that leverage hundreds of millions of dollars of public and private infrastructure, including more than 125 acres of cargo handling yard, 3.4 million barrels of fuel storage, 60,000 tons of cement storage . . . and marine, road, rail, air and pipeline connections to all of Alaska.

The Port is located in tsunami-proof Upper Cook Inlet, adjacent to Alaska’s population center and primary business and transportation hubs. It is U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign Trade Zone No. 160 that provides tariff benefits that improve federal, state and local business competitiveness. It is also one of 16 Department of Defense-designated “U.S. commercial strategic seaports” nationwide (17 counting Guam).

Port of Alaska serves deep-water vessels that operate year round to transport cargo faster, cheaper and more reliably than any other means. It is a critical piece of economic and national defense infrastructure that helps keep our nation strong . . . and Alaska produce fresh.

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