Port of Alaska
Port of Alaska is a Municipality of Anchorage-owned and operated facility that handles half of all Alaska inbound freight – some 4 million tons of fuel and cargo annually – half of which is delivered to final destinations outside of Anchorage. Port of Alaska is an intermodal transport hub that efficiently connects our state’s primary marine, road, rail, pipeline and air cargo systems. The Department of Defense designated Port of Alaska as a Commercial Strategic Seaport that projects U.S. power across Alaska, the Pacific Rim and the Arctic. Port of Alaska is Anchorage’s only foreign trade zone (FTZ no. 160) that extends U.S. Customs benefits to businesses and sites throughout surrounding community. It has more inbound cargo-handling capacity than all other Southcentral Alaska ports combined and is also tsunami proof. Port of Alaska serves deep-water vessels operating year round. Matson Inc. and TOTE Maritime Inc. each provide twice-weekly scheduled container ship service from Port of Tacoma. Domestic and foreign carriers provide routine bulk deliveries of petroleum products, cement, building materials and other commodities. It is Alaska’s most versatile cargo port. Port of Alaska routinely handles containers, dry bulk, break bulk, petroleum products and cruise ships. It is located at Alaska’s population center (60 percent of all state residents live within two-hour drive of terminal and 75 percent of all Alaskans live on Anchorage-connected road system). Supported by hundreds of millions of dollars of public and private infrastructure, Port of Alaska is adjacent to Alaska Railroad’s main cargo yard, two private barge terminals, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) and Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC). There are regional pipeline connections to Nikiski, JBER and ANC. Port of Alaska is a secured facility – open 24/7/365.