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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Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 31, 2016

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 31, 2016

Work is nearly complete on the Port of Anchorage’s (POA) test pile program. The remaining three piles will be driven this week (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) near Terminal 1 and at the north end of the Port, pending tidal or other construction constraints.

Restrikes on each of the ten test piles will start the first week in June and be complete by June 18, 2016. Each pile will be struck up to ten times to confirm structural capacity. Following the Continue reading

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 23, 2016

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 23, 2016

Test Pile Program successes continue and we are now at the half-way point! Last week, the Port of Anchorage (POA) drove two more test piles to the target depth of 174 feet below mean low water (MLW) line. Previous piles had been driven to depths ranging from 133 feet to 175 feet below the MLW line. This data will be used to refine further design and construction requirements for Phase 1 in-water construction, scheduled to Continue reading

Alaska’s Main Port Needs A Makeover

Alaska’s Main Port Needs A Makeover

Alaska Public Media
By: Zachariah Hughes

An enormous share of Alaska’s food, fuel, and supplies comes through just a single entryway: the port in Anchorage. Even small communities in distant parts of the state rely on the steady flow of goods over the port’s three docks. But the decades-old facility is rapidly deteriorating. And amid enormous budget deficits, the state’s lawmakers say they can’t pay for improvements.

Zachariah Hughes of Here & Now contributor Alaska Public Media reports.
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Test Pile Program Update: May 18, 2016

Pile driving on the fourth of ten test piles began early this morning near Terminal 1 (Indicator Pile #5). Following initial placement using the vibratory hammer, diesel hammer impact driving will begin around mid-day, pending marine mammal or technical issues. Work should be complete by late afternoon. Construction on the fifth pile (Indicator Pile #2) will begin early Thursday or Friday morning, pending results from today’s efforts. Noise monitors will be in place in Cherry Hill Continue reading