1. What are the facilities at Port MacKenzie?
Port MacKenzie is located in Upper Cook Inlet which has a tidal range of 41 feet, among the highest in the world. Port MacKenzie consists of a 14.7 acres barge dock with a 500’ bulkhead at -20’ mean lower low water (MLLW), a 1,200’ long deep-draft dock at -60’ MLLW, and 9,033 acres (14 square miles) of adjacent uplands which are available for commercial lease. There is a filter rock ramp adjacent to the south wingwall of the barge dock which is useable one hour before high tide until one hour after high tide for vessels with ramps. The barge dock has a gravel surface with a load capacity of 1,000 lbs./sq ft. The deep-draft dock is equipped with a 5’ wide conveyor system capable of loading bulk commodities at 2,000 tons/hour. There is a 7,000 square foot terminal building located on the barge dock with office space available for lease.
2. What is the largest vessel ever docked at Port MacKenzie?
We have the deepest draft capability in upper Cook Inlet. The largest vessel we have docked at our Port has been a Super Panamax vessel with a length of 754’ and depth of 45.3’; we have docked many Panamax Class vessels and have the capability of docking Cape Class vessels. The face of our Deep-Draft dock is 1200’ at -60’ at Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).
3. What type of products can be shipped to and from the Port?
We specialize in bulk commodities such as gravel, coal, wood chips, cement, etc. However, we have also shipped modular homes, oil field modules for the North Slope, logs, and heavy equipment.
4. Where have most of your exports been shipped to?
Most of our exports have gone to the North Slope, South Korea, Japan, and China.
5. Does the Port have any material handling equipment available?
A privately owned 5’ wide conveyor capable of loading bulk commodities at 2,000 tons/hour. A 230 ton Manitowoc and a 3900 Manitowoc crawler crane (100 ton) are available for lease.
6. What on-port services does Port MacKenzie have?
Port MacKenzie has 3-Phase electrical power, power capstans, quick release hooks, two fire hydrants, high mast lights, and a telephone booth. Fuel service, waste oil disposal, and garbage disposal may be contracted as needed.
7. Does Port MacKenzie employ the workforce to load or unload cargo?
All handling, loading, and unloading services are the responsibility of the shipper, vessel owner, or agent. Completion of the Port MacKenzie Terminal Operator Permit is required for any qualified agent desiring to provide longshore services at the terminal facilities. The Terminal Operator Permit can be found on our website at: www.portmackenzie.com under “Permits”.
8. Is there space available to store materials on the dock?
9. What are the fees associated with shipping to and from Port MacKenzie?
All of the fees associated with shipping are listed in the Port MacKenzie Terminal Tariff which is located on this website at www.portmackenzie.com under “Port Tariff”.
10. How do I reserve space at the dock and make arrangements for shipping?
11. Are there rail facilities at Port MacKenzie?
There are plans for a rail line at Port MacKenzie. The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has teamed with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB) to design and construct a rail extension from the Parks Highway to Port MacKenzie. The rail extension project is owned and operated by ARRC, and the MSB, as owner of Port MacKenzie, is the project sponsor. The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has approved the Environmental Impact Statement and selected a route to construct a 32.1 mile rail line from the Parks Highway to Port MacKenzie. We have secured much of the funding needed to begin construction of the rail extension, but are waiting on the Record of Decision before procurement can begin. More detailed information on the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension project can be found at: www.portmacrail.com or the ARRC’s website at: http://alaskarailroad.com under “solicitations”. This legacy project will be of great benefit to the entire State of Alaska by providing a shorter distance to tidewater for bulk transport of goods and commodities between Port MacKenzie and Interior Alaska. The rail extension has the potential to open new markets for minerals and stimulate the creation of new Alaskan jobs.
12. Who do I contact to find out about leasing commercial land at Port MacKenzie?
Contact the Borough’s Land Department for information on leasing property at (907) 745-9864.
13. What is the latitude and longitude location of the port?
Latitude: 61° degrees, 16' seconds, north 05.1975; Longitude: 149° degrees, 55' seconds, west 01.4174
14. How can I find out when the Port is bidding construction projects?
All Borough and Port MacKenzie construction projects out to bid are listed on the Matanuska- Susitna Borough’s web page at: http://www.matsugov.us/finance/index.php/borough-contract- opportunities.