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The Port of San Diego is where ships arrive day and night, carrying loads of cargo to and from places like Japan, Germany and Mexico. It is a critical link in the global economy and the Port’s focus on specialty cargo – cargo that does not fit into your standard container – gives it a competitive edge over the typical container port.
High, wide and heavy cargo such as windmill blades, ship engines and beer fermentation tanks require special handling and space. Refrigerated produce requires cold storage. And free-flowing dry bulk has no need to be contained. These are the types of cargo the Port of San Diego specializes in. And that's why the Port is moving forward in 2017 with modernizing one of its maritime terminals.
Plans are currently underway to optimize the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and ensure it remains a vital, global gateway for imports and exports. The modernization will keep the same footprint of the terminal, but allow for flexible laydown space to bring in more specialty cargo and provide a boost to San Diego's role as a true global city of the 21st century.
The Port’s two cargo terminals, Tenth Avenue and National City, receive visiting vessels from 20 foreign counties. In 2015, the cargo terminals processed almost 1.8 million tons of goods, disseminating them throughout the United States. The Dole Fresh Fruit Company, for example, imports nearly 100 million bananas per month through the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, fruit that is bound for stores and consumers between San Diego and Canada and east of the Rockies.
The National City Marine Terminal handles lumber for Southern California coming from the Pacific Northwest and approximately one in every 10 imported cars sold in the United States. Nearly 4 million imported vehicles have passed through the Port in the last decade.
There are only 17 commercial “strategic ports” in the United States designated to support cargo and vessel operations by the military’s Transportation and Military Sealift commands. The Port of San Diego is one of them, specially equipped to bring in equipment in case of an emergency mobilization by the area’s considerable military presence.
San Diego is the only major West Coast port combining all the assets of a great natural, all-weather harbor and extensive on-dock distribution facilities: a combination that gives the Port of San Diego a competitive advantage over all other West Coast ports and keeps our region competitive in the global marketplace.
Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, local business owners and first responders teamed up for an all-to-real feeling hazard drill on Saturday.
A 5-year-old girl who was abducted from New York by her 32-year-old mother, who does not have custody of the child, was found safe Saturday in San Diego, police said.
A man died after his body caught fire, police said Saturday. At 11:30 p.m. Friday, police received a call regarding a person on fire in a field near 5200 Pacific Highway in Mission Bay Park, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Before Saturday, Marine veteran Joshua Ray, his wife and six children had just one vehicle to use for all of their family business, and Ray had to take the train from Oceanside to San Diego every day to get to work.
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
A man arrested on suspicion of committing a murder in Imperial Beach earlier this week remained jailed Saturday.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hell's Bells" and "Back in Black," has died.
One person was killed Friday in a crash involving a motorcycle on northbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.