The Port of Alaska
The Port of Anchorage is a deep-water year-round seaport located in Anchorage with 3 bulk carriers berths, 2 petroleum berths, and a multi-purpose barge facility. The Port is open year round, and plays weekly host to containerized cargo vessels, petroleum tankers and barges, dry bulk carriers, cruise ships, and military vessels. The Port is a self-sustaining Municipal enterprise department; no property tax dollars are needed to support any of its operation. Seventy-four percent of all waterborne freight entering Southcentral Alaska, and ninety-five percent of all refined petroleum products cross the Port's docks annually. This includes 100 million pounds of bypass mail cargo bound for the small communities in Alaska's Interior. The Port is a National Strategic Seaport, supporting the deployment needs of U.S. Army - Alaska. For a small group, public school class, or home school group visit to the facility, call our main number; please allow 30 days advance notice for planning.