Port of Anchorage

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The Port of Anchorage is a critical link between the U.S. state and Alaska providing an estimated 90% of the merchandise cargo to 80% of Alaska’s populated areas. The Port of Anchorage began operations in September 1961, and in its first year over 38,000 tons of marine cargo moved across its single berth. Thanks largely to Morrison-Knudsen’s advanced construction techniques, it was the only port in South Central Alaska to survive the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and became the main shipping hub for consumer and essential goods entering Alaska. We ended up being one of the harbor’s biggest customers when we commenced building the Alaska Pipeline along with several of the pumping stations and related infrastructure. The Company also constructed the tank farm and built the pipelines to the Port.