Talk of Alaska: Port of Alaska Modernization

Large cranes and stacks of shipping containers
The Port of Alaska on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. (Dev Hardikar/Alaska Public Media)

You can get toasters, new blankets, specialty dog food and a range of other household goods through the U.S. mail from companies such as Amazon, but if you want lumber, concrete, a new dishwasher, or any of the household items found in local stores, it’s most likely entering the state and coming to your community through the Port of Alaska, where the vast majority of all incoming Alaska supplies are received. The port is undertaking a massive modernization project. We discuss what it will mean for the future of shipping to Alaska on this Talk of Alaska.


HOST: Lori Townsend

– Steve Ribuffo, Director, Port of Alaska
– Christopher Constant, Chair, Anchorage Assembly


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, August 22 at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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