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

Port of Alaska - City and users clash over potential cement and petroleum tariffs

Published: July 17, 2019

By Derek Minemyer

Businesses using the Port of Alaska (POA) are urging the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) to slow down on a critical upgrade project.

MOA officials are debating how -- and when -- to move forward with upgrades to the Petroleum and Cement Terminal (PCT), as part of the multi-year Port of Alaska Modernization Program (PAMP). Port users met with the Anchorage Assembly and the Mayor’s Office to discuss the project at a joint session Friday.

"There's an overall lack of confidence of it being completed,” said Casey Sullivan, a spokesperson for Marathon Petroleum. “The project, as designed, in our opinion, is unaffordable."

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