Table 1 gives a breakdown of the almost 3 million tons of shipping handled
at the Port of Anchorage in the year 2001.
Commerce at Port of Anchorage in 2001 (City of Anchorage Web
The port serves 80 percent of Alaska's populated area by rail, road, and air
connections, and it handles more than 90 percent of all consumer goods sold in
the region. All of the refined petroleum products from Alaska's largest refinery
in Fairbanks pass through the Port of Anchorage. Figure 2 shows an aerial view
of the port's berthing area and shore infrastructure.
Figure 2. Port of Anchorage, looking south
Chapter 1 Introduction