In the Port of Kotzebue, Crowley Marine Services, Inc. owns and operates the Kotzebue Wharf. The wharf receives and ships containerized and conventional general cargo and petroleum products. Seven six-inch pipelines connect the wharf to 15 steel storage tanks with capacity for over 146 thousand barrels.
There are also three unpaved open cargo storage areas at the rear of the Port of Kotzebue Wharf, covering a total of 1.6 acres. Located about two kilometers (1.2 miles) north of the Port of Kotzebue Airport, the wharf has berthing distance of about 122 meters (400 feet) with alongside depth of three meters (10 feet).
The Port of Kotzebue Dock is owned by Drake Construction, Inc. and is operated by that company jointly with Crowley Marine Services. Inc. The dock receives sand and gravel and provides mooring for maintenance and repair of vessels. Cargo handled at the dock includes sand, stone, gravel, rock, soil, limestone, and dredged materials.
About 1.5 acres of open area is adjacent to the Port of Kotzebue Dock for repair of hauled-out vessels. Drake Construction also has open storage area at the rear of the dock with capacity for about 25 thousand tons. Located about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) north of the Port of Kotzebue Airport, the dock affords berthing space of about 7 meters (24 feet) with alongside depth of 1.2 meters (4 feet).