Port of Alaska is important to communities beyond the Anchorage Bowl. The Port serves over 80 percent of Alaska’s population with just about everything you eat, wear, or drive. About 74 percent of all waterborne freight and 95 percent of all refined petroleum products entering Southcentral Alaska comes through this Port. Product lines include: merchandise goods, consumer goods, essential fuel supplies like gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation gasoline and jet fuel for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Cement is quite literally the building block for construction projects across the state. Since it is not manufactured in Alaska, it has to be shipped from overseas sources. To ensure competitive pricing and economic growth the construction industry must have affordable access to bulk cement. About 80 percent of all the cement product used throughout the state first crosses the docks at the Port of Alaska.
As one of 17 (counting Guam) designated “U.S. Commercial Strategic Seaports” nationwide, the Port is also essential to Alaska’s Armed Forces; providing deployment and staging areas, essential fuel supplies, and consumer and business goods to Alaska’s military installations. The Port has a long and successful history of supporting military deployments from its docks.