Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Port of Alaska in Anchorage

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Test Pile Program Updates Will Be Posted Here

The 30-day window for test pile construction is anticipated to begin April 29, 2016. Ten piles will be installed, with each pile taking between 3 and 4 hours to install. During the TPP, the POA will provide updates at regularly scheduled Government Hill Community Council meetings (http://communitycouncils.org/servlet/content/17.html), as well as updates here on the POA […]

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Video: Risk Readiness Part I: Earthquake preparedness at the Port of Anchorage

KTUU News View The Video At: http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/risk-readiness-part-i-earthquake-preparedness-at-the-port-of-anchorage/37893976

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Cargo ship sets sail for Alaska after delay

Alaska Dispatch News By: Annie Zak After a two-week delay, Tote Maritime Alaska’s cargo ship the North Star has finally set sail from Tacoma, bound for Anchorage. The company said in a press release on Friday that the ship successfully completed sea trials before departing at 7 a.m. Friday morning, and is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage […]

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Emergency preparedness in Alaska

Alaska Public Media By: Zachariah Hughes Last week’s stalled food delivery, which left many grocery store shelves bare, followed by Sunday’s 7.1 earthquake has left many people wondering how prepared Alaska is for an emergency. And more importantly, how vulnerable are we in these situations? On this week’s Alaska Edition, we discuss emergency preparedness in the […]

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Delay continues for Alaska-bound cargo ship

Alaska Dispatch News By: Annie Zak A Tote Maritime Alaska ship that was supposed to depart from Tacoma for Anchorage nearly two weeks ago won’t return to service as anticipated on Wednesday. The North Star, one of the company’s two cargo ships that runs regularly on the Tacoma-to-Anchorage route, did not leave Washington state as scheduled […]

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Earthquake Shakes Port of Anchorage

The Maritime Executive By: MarEx A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck southern Alaska early on Sunday, and its effects were felt for hundreds of miles from the epicenter. The quake struck at 1:30 AM, at the foot of a mountain chain just west of Cook Inlet, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The Fairbanks-based Alaska Earthquake Center reported […]

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Powerful earthquake leaves Anchorage Port officials concerned

KTUU News By: Patrick Enslow While security camera footage at the Port of Anchorage shows lots of shaking, port officials are saying that the infrastructure suffered minimal damage according to preliminary inspection. But the 7.1 magnitude earthquake has still raised concerns over what could have happened to the port under different circumstances. Port director Steve […]

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Berkowitz wants muni to hire lobbyist to push port renovations in Juneau

KTVA Alaska By: Eric Ruble ANCHORAGE – Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is asking the Anchorage Assembly to approve funding to pay for a new lobbyist in Juneau. For $70,000, consultant Jim Lottsfeldt would join existing lobbyist Wendy Chamberlain in an effort to convince lawmakers to fund an improvement project for the Port of Anchorage. Officials at the […]

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Mayor Berkowitz seeks to ramp up Anchorage's lobbying presence in Juneau

Alaska Dispatch News By: Devin Kelly Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz wants to hire two new lobbyists -- one focusing on the Port of Anchorage, the other on the city’s electric utility -- to influence Alaska legislators during this year’s session in Juneau. According to documents submitted to the Anchorage Assembly this week, Berkowitz is seeking a $65,000 […]

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Judge keeps subcontractors in port lawsuit

Alaska Journal of Commerce By: Elwood Brehmer Subcontractors are still potentially liable for work done years ago on the disastrous Port of Anchorage expansion project, according to a federal court ruling. U.S. District Court of Alaska Judge Sharon Gleason ruled Jan. 13 that Quality Asphalt Paving Inc. and MKB Constructors, its working partner on the Anchorage […]

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