The Port of Anchorage is important to communities beyond the Anchorage Bowl. The Port serves over 80 percent of Alaska’s population with just about everything you eat, wear or drive. About 74 percent of all waterborne freight and 95 percent of all refined petroleum products entering Southcentral Alaska comes through this Port. Product lines include: merchandise goods, consumer goods, essential fuel supplies like gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation gasoline and jet fuel for Elmendorf Air Force Base and Ted Stevens International Airport.
Cement is quite literally the building block for construction projects across the state. However, it is not manufactured in Alaska, but shipped from overseas sources. To ensure competitive pricing and economic growth the construction industry must have affordable access to bulk cement. About 80 percent of all the cement product used throughout the state first crosses the docks at the Port of Anchorage.
As one of 23 national strategic seaports, the Port is also essential to Alaska’s Armed Forces; providing deployment and staging areas, essential fuel supplies, and consumer and business goods to Alaska’s military installations. The Port has a long and successful history of supporting military deployments from its docks.