With easy money gone and port dock failing, Anchorage will have to pay

With easy money gone and port dock failing, Anchorage will have to pay

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Charles Wohlforth

Alaska’s megaproject party is over and the roof is still leaking. Or, rather, the dock is leaking.

At the Port of Anchorage, steel pilings that hold up the docks have rusted through and water squirts out of them at low tide.

The irony here is that the money spent on projects that will never be finished would have paid for the modernization of this basic facility, which is a lifeline for the vast Continue reading

Step 1 of the North Extension Stabilization Information Meeting

The Port of Anchorage will host an informational meeting for potential constructors and designers to discuss Step 1 of the Anchorage Port Modernization (reconstruction) Project’s North Extension Stabilization.

What: Step 1 of the North Extension Stabilization Information Meeting
When: August 4, 2016, 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: Conference Room 830 (Mayor’s Conference Room), 8th Floor, Anchorage City Hall, 632 West 6th Ave., Anchorage, AK   (Please note meeting location change)

The Port of Anchorage is moving forward with Continue reading

New insight into beluga whale behavior shows decreased seasonal range in Cook Inlet

New insight into beluga whale behavior shows decreased seasonal range in Cook Inlet

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Alex DeMarban

Newly released studies about one of America’s most endangered animals, the Cook Inlet beluga whale, shed new light on the subspecies and could have implications for the Port of Anchorage’s modernization program and other development in the region.

The studies — recently peer-reviewed and released last week by a National Marine Fisheries Service journal — indicate that the summer range of the small white whales may Continue reading

Alaska Basic Industries Gets New Storage Dome

Alaska Basic Industries Gets New Storage Dome

The Alaska Contractor
By: Rindi White

Alaska Basic Industries in May commissioned a huge new domed storage facility at the Port of Anchorage, a structure that ABI officials say will allow them to offload a whole ship full of Portland cement at one time.

Wes Vander Martin, general manager of ABI, said the new dome, which holds 40,000 short tons of Portland cement, will make planning for the busy construction season easier.

The current storage area a t the Continue reading

Tesoro Must Sell Anchorage Port Terminal

Tesoro Must Sell Anchorage Port Terminal

Peninsula Clarion
By: Ben Boettger

The Tesoro Corporation petroleum company will need to sell or lease a terminal at the Port of Anchorage, following a June 21 agreement between the company and the Alaska Attorney General.

The agreement, reached by then-Attorney General Craig Richards (who resigned June 23) after a six-month investigation is meant to “mitigate the anti-competitive effects… alleged by the State” of Tesoro’s purchase of another terminal from competitor Flint Hills Resources, giving it most of the Continue reading

Test Pile Program Update: June 27, 2016

Test Pile Program Update: June 27, 2016

Construction activities on the Port of Anchorage’s (POA) Test Pile Program are now complete. The last pile was driven to 150 feet below mudline on June, 7, 2016, and restrikes on the 10 test piles began the next day. The piles, which were driven up to 185 feet below the mudline, experienced no more than 10 inches of additional movement as a result of the restrikes. Seven of the 10 piles have been cut off within 2 feet of mudline Continue reading

One contractor in Anchorage’s lawsuit over port settles for $5.5 million

One contractor in Anchorage’s lawsuit over port settles for $5.5 million

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Devin Kelly

The city of Anchorage has reached a settlement with one of the parties in an ongoing lawsuit over the botched Port of Anchorage expansion, a $5.5 million payout that officials hope is a first step in recovering many millions more.

Documents submitted to the Anchorage Assembly earlier this month describe the settlement between the city and MKB Constructors, which worked as a subcontractor on the expansion project with Quality Asphalt Paving Continue reading

First cruise ship of summer docks in Anchorage for Memorial Day weekend

First cruise ship of summer docks in Anchorage for Memorial Day weekend

KTVA 11 News Alaska
By: Daniella Rivera

It’s officially tourist season as the first cruise ship of the year has docked at the Port of Anchorage for Memorial Day, bringing hundreds of passengers to the city.

The average tourist spends about $941 in Alaska during their stay. With oil prices still low, every dollar they put into the local economy helps.

“We had record-breaking days these last few days from the cruise ships coming in,” said Andres Guarderas, who Continue reading

Anchorage welcomes its first cruise ship of the season

Anchorage welcomes its first cruise ship of the season

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Loren Holmes

Anchorage’s first cruise ship of the year docked at the city’s port on Memorial Day, dropping off over a thousand visitors to kick off the summer tourist season.

The Holland America cruise ship MS Maasdam, 722 feet long and capable of carrying around 1,260 passengers in addition to 580 crew members, deftly maneuvered into place at the dock without the need for a tug escort.

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First cruise ship of the season arrives at Port of Anchorage

First cruise ship of the season arrives at Port of Anchorage

KTUU News
By: Beth Verge

Anchorage’s first cruise ship of the season, as part of a 9-trip series, arrived for its maiden docking at the Port of Anchorage Monday morning.

Holland America’s 720-foot Maasdam landed in town with more than 1250 passengers and 500 crew members aboard. Along with helping show off the beauty of one of Alaska’s largest cities, the ship brings in curious travelers and a big day’s boost to the economy, too.

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