Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Port gets new name, but problems remain

Published: November 12, 2017

Alaska Journal of Commerce
By:  Elwood Brehmer

The Port of Anchorage is no more.

No, it did not slough off into Cook Inlet overnight, though parts of it have.

Rather, the Anchorage Assembly changed its name to the Port of Alaska on Oct. 24, a gesture intended to emphasize the importance of the ailing infrastructure to all of Alaska, not just its largest city.

Regardless of the name, the price tag to keep it in service for the next 75 years remains at upwards of $700 million.

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