The Port of San Diego was created by the state Legislature in 1962 to manage San Diego Bay and surrounding waterfront land.
With thunderous booms, the monstrous South Bay Power Plant crumbled into history, following a successful implosion along the Chula Vista bayfront on the morning of Saturday, February 2, 2013. For the first time since the late 1950's, Chula Vista has an open view to South San Diego Bay. The land can now be used for future parks, as designated by the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista as part of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.
The Port of San Diego is an integrated Port comprised of many partners and stakeholders. Ann Moore, Chair of the Board of Port Commissioners for 2013, has selected "Port for All" as her theme, with Integrated Planning being an important focus this year. This video showcases the concept of Integrated Planning, using the metaphor of a jigsaw puzzle to show how various components that make up the Port District work together.
Since its founding in 1962, the Port of San Diego has shaped and improved the waterfront in each of its five member cities— San Diego, National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and Coronado. This video shows the waterfront transformation in historic and current photos.
The day-to-day operations of the Port of San Diego's Harbor Police Department can change in a heartbeat. Harbor Police officers patrol on both water and land – around the clock – servicing the Port's five member cities: San Diego, Imperial Beach, National City, Coronado, and Chula Vista. "Harbor Police officers have a very diverse mission, and are a unique regional asset." said Harbor Police Chief John A. Bolduc. Learn more: http://www.portofsandiego.org/harbor-police.html
The Port of San Diego’s 2012-2013 cruise ship season began on September 21, when the Disney Wonder made the first of four stops to San Diego. The inaugural visit was marked by a ceremonial plaque exchange which took place onboard the vessel between Disney Wonder Captain Fabian Dib, City of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Port Commissioner Bob Nelson. The Port of San Diego is the third largest cruise port in California, contributing a significant number of travel, tourism, agriculture, ship r...
The Port of San Diego and the city are celebrating a new jewel on the waterfront. The newest gem is Ruocco Park, the Port of San Diego’s 18th dedicated public park overlooking San Diego Bay and the city’s downtown skyline. The park is named after Lloyd and Ilse Ruocco. Mr. Ruocco was a prominent San Diego architect, who designed dozens of private homes around the region and worked on several prominent public buildings, including the County Administration Building. Read more: http://www.portofs...
The Port of San Diego plays an important role when it comes to National Security: it is one of only 17 strategic commercial seaports in the United States. The Port of San Diego is the fourth largest port in California. Its maritime terminals provide the infrastructure and services necessary to support military deployment activities, which can range from getting vehicles and equipment where it needs to go, to shipping household goods to servicemen and their families. Learn More: j.mp/S9lXFm
Six officers with the Harbor Police Department have a critically important job. These homeland security officers are specifically trained to search for explosives and narcotics – and they can do it all in one sniff. The Port of San Diego's Harbor Police K-9 team is one of the only federally-certified explosives and narcotics detection units in San Diego County. Learn More: j.mp/RHTm9Y
The Board of Port Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday, August 14, granting Dole Fresh Fruit Company a 24.5-year lease to import and export fresh fruit at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Dole began its operations at the Port of San Diego in 2002, after moving here from the Port of Los Angeles. Through this new lease, Dole has chosen the Port of San Diego to remain its West Coast hub for operations. As a result, San Diego will retain a Fortune 500 company that brings sig...