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"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better." -  John Ruskin 1819-1900

Home > About Us > Looking Back at Our History: Alaska Maritime in Valdez, AK

The Alaska Maritime Valdez office has a long-standing history operating in Prince William Sound since opening a branch in 1975. With the commencement of Valdez Marine Terminal operations in 1977, we have been an integral participant in various tanker operations. We maintain a well trained staff, knowledgeable of the regulations, requirements and general needs for tankers which call at the port and terminal.

With only limited road and air access, extreme weather patterns (Valdez is the snowiest place in the USA, with over 300 inches per year), and a lack of local government and private services available, Valdez can be a very challenging place to operate. Alaska Maritime has been meeting that challenge for over 40 years. In addition to attending crude oil tankers at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Service Terminal, the Valdez ALAMAR office has in-depth experience with general and project cargoes, research vessels, tug-and-barge operations, dry-bulk vessels, passenger operations, regulatory consulting, military vessels, and dangerous/hazardous cargoes at the Port of Valdez.

The Alaska Maritime Agencies Valdez office can also offer physical vessel attendance and agency services to vessels calling at Chenega, Tatitlek, Cordova, and any and all remote sites throughout Prince William Sound.

Valdez Address:
1416 Container Dock
Valdez, AK 99686
(907) 677-7330
vdzops@alaskamaritime.com

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1 - Crowley Escort and Response Tugs standing by at the SERVS Dock at the Port of Valdez. SERVS provides vessel escort and spill response services to tankers calling at the TAPS Terminal, as well as assist services all nearby vessels.

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2 - DBL 78 (a double hull fuel barge) and her associated tug tied up alongside the Valdez Petroleum Terminal at the port of Valdez. Fuel barges like the DBL 78 play a crucial role in providing fuel to remote sites and villages throughout Alaska.

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3 - A specialty heavy-lift vessel discharging Sercel NOMAD seismic exploration vehicles at the Valdez Container dock. The Valdez container terminal is the largest floating dock of its kind anywhere in the world.

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4 - The "EIT Paloma" taking in the evening, Valdez, AK

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5 - A SERVS Tug and Oil Spill Response Barge. On constant duty, these craft provide vital first response and remediation capability in the event of a spill at the terminal or anywhere in Prince William Sound.

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6 - A floating dock, Valdez Marine Terminal Berth 1 is located just east of Jackson Point. There are 4 Berths at the Valdez terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System that deliver Alaska North Slope (ANS) Crude to oil tankers.

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7 - Port of Valdez Bulk & Container Terminal

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8 - Aerial View of TAPS Terminals 1-5

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