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A local petroleum company will bring a brand new product to Anchorage this year. Delta Western, Inc. broke ground on their new refined petroleum storage facility at the Port of Anchorage on April 30th, 2015. The first product to be offered will be methanol which will be used on the North Slope Oil fields

As pictured, Delta Western President Kirk Payne, Port Director Steve Ribuffo, and Assembly Enterprise Committee Chair Tim Steele dug the first shovel of dirt. Also present were Assembly Chair Dick Traini, Municipal Manager George Vakalis, business partners and staff.

"This is an exciting day for Delta Western. After years of planning and permitting applications, we've officially broke ground. We're ready to get to work. By Fall of this year we'll be prepared to receive methanol," said President Kirk Payne.

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ANCHORAGE - The Port of Anchorage has experienced an increase in overall tonnage in 2014—the first uptick in three years.

Containerized cargo and vehicle tonnage across the dock was up four percent over 2013 numbers, based on business numbers reported by the Port's two resident ocean carriers, Horizon Lines, LLC, and Totem Ocean Trailer Express. And all indicators point to 2015 getting off to an equally good start.

Port Director Steve Ribuffo also reports that fifteen fuel tankers called on the Port of Anchorage in 2014 compared to only five in 2013. "We've had a steady flow of fuel traffic at the Port of Anchorage in 2014 and so far in 2015. Essentially, there had been at least one tanker here offloading petroleum every month and we don't see the surge letting up anytime soon," Ribuffo said. The total related quantity represents a 59 percent increase in fuel delivered over the dock when compared to 2013.

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ANCHORAGE—Port Director Steve Ribuffo reports an uptick in business investment in 2015 at the Port of Anchorage. Delta Western, a petroleum and lubricants distribution company is scheduled to break ground on a new facility at the port while Alaska Basic Industries will expand their cement operation.

Ribuffo candidly says, "While other ports may speculate about the opportunities they see for themselves in the future, the Port of Anchorage is experiencing significant private sector investment in facility growth sparked by real-time business needs."

ABI President Dale Morman added, "We've had a long-standing and successful business relationship with the Port of Anchorage. The Port's staff and facilities have been critical to our operations, and we believe that Port of Anchorage is the best location to grow our business."

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Mayor Selects Port Concept Plan

On Friday, November 21, Mayor Sullivan and executive members of the Anchorage Port Modernization Project (APMP) team presented the concept plan for the Port of Anchorage (POA) to the Anchorage Assembly.

Following a week-long Concept Planning Charrette in August to identify operational constraints, known risks, and user priorities, the POA stakeholder group identified three concepts that meet the requirements of technical experts and Port users.

In early November, the APMP Concept Evaluation Committee selected the most suitable option and recommended the path forward to Mayor Sullivan.

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Port of Anchorage Identifies Three Concept Design Alternatives for Anchorage Port Modernization Project

The Port of Anchorage POA successfully completed a week-long collaborative Concept Planning Charrette on August 22, 2014. Three concept design alternatives will move forward for development to a 15 percent design level for the Anchorage Port Modernization Project (APMP).
Three concept designs were selected by approximately 50 charrette participants who considered project goals, evaluation factors, and constraints.

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