Valdez is located on the north shore of Port Valdez, a deep-water fjord in Prince William Sound. Valdez is the southern terminus of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, with four of its top 10 employers affiliated with the oil terminus. As a year-round ice-free port, Valdez is an important seaport with a major cargo and container facility. Seasonal commercial fishing and tourism also contribute to the economy. Three fish processing plants operate in Valdez and a small harbor hosts about 550 commercial fishing boats.
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