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

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Panel recommends renaming port after Don Young and reverting to ‘of Anchorage’

“The Don Young Port of Anchorage.” That’s what a panel recommends renaming the city-owned Port of Alaska. There are two changes there: An honorary thing for the man who represented Alaska for 49 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a reversion to the place name historically attached to the port – Anchorage, not Alaska.
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Anchorage Assembly OKs Port of Alaska cargo terminal design and user fees to finance project

Anchorage officials took two big steps forward Tuesday toward rebuilding the aging and vulnerable cargo lifeline almost the entire state relies on. 

Most of the state’s incoming freight, fuel and consumer goods flow through the city-owned Port of Alaska, built in 1961. Corrosion and age are wearing down the sections used for cargo, which don’t meet modern shipping standards.
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Future of Port of Alaska discussed at work session

If major revitalization isn't done to the Port of Alaska, major portions of the dock will be taken out of service in as soon as seven years.
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Port of Alaska tops 5 million tons in 2022

A record 5,167, 935 tons of fuel and freight moved across Port of Alaska docks in 2022. This business increase continues a five-year trend that is driven by shippers taking advantage of supply chain efficiencies available in Anchorage and nowhere else in Alaska. Port of Alaska is state’s primary inbound cargo facility that handles half of all inbound freight and fuel that is delivered to final destinations statewide. Port of Alaska cargo handling logistics and efficiency are driven by:

  1. Location (proximity to markets) –54 percent of state residents live within a one-hour drive of Anchorage docks
  2. Infrastructure / workforce – Port of Alaska leverages hundreds of millions of dollars of public and private cargo-handling infrastructure and a large, skilled work force to move cargo to final destinations statewide
  3. Intermodal transportation connections – Anchorage docks connect Alaska’s primary cargo distribution networks to economically move cargo to final statewide destinations via marine, road, rail, air and/or pipeline systems
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Port of Alaska User Group Meeting

January 12, 2023: Port users met with Municipality of Anchorage officials to discuss Port of Alaska Modernization Program’s (PAMP) plan of finance and proposed Port of Alaska tariff surcharge concept to help finance program.
Download PAMP Plan of Finance presentation – pdf
Download PAMP-related tariff surcharge discussion – pdf

USACE awards Port of Alaska maintenance dredging contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded Seattle, WA-based Manson Construction Company a $9,847,000 firm-fixed-price contract to perform Port of Alaska maintenance dredging.

MARAD grants the Municipality of Anchorage $20 million for Port of Alaska project

ANCHORAGE, AK—The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced today that it awarded a $20 million infrastructure development grant to help replace aging Port of Alaska docks.
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Port of Alaska Terminal Tariff No. 9 effective Jan. 1, 2020

Port of Alaska Terminal Tariff No. 9 is effective on Jan. 1, 2020. Click here to view Terminal Tariff No. 9.

$25 million BUILD Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation ensures timely construction of new petroleum and cement terminal:

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Port of Alaska a $25 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant on November 6, 2019 to help fund a new petroleum and cement terminal.
Download Municipality of Anchorage news release about BUILD grant  - pdf