The Board of Port Commissioners adopted an ordinance at its April 15, 2014 meeting that will establish a parking meter pilot program for one of the public parking lots on Port tidelands. The parking lot is located off Harbor Drive at "G" Street, south of the USS Midway Museum, in an area known as Tuna Harbor.
The area is home to the Port's military art collection and features the popular sculpture, "Unconditional Surrender," known as "The Kiss." The parking lot is also adjacent to the Fish Market Restaurant and the commercial fishing piers.
The 35th Annual Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks event at the sportfishing landings attracted thousands of people to the San Diego Bay waterfront on April 13, 2014. The free public event celebrated the official start of Southern California's spring saltwater fishing season and was produced by the San Diego Sportfishing Council and sponsored by the Port of San Diego and County of San Diego.
The Port of San Diego's Green Port Program has been honored with a 2014 Green California Leadership Award. The award was presented at an April 8, 2014 reception as part of the Green California Summit, an annual conference that highlights the wide range of policies, programs, strategies and technologies that are being implemented to preserve California's natural resources.
The Port of San Diego will host three separate open house events for the public to provide feedback on its long-range vision and Integrated Port Master Plan Update process.
The Port of San Diego, the fourth largest in California, is in the midst of developing a 50-year Vision Plan as part of the Port Master Plan Update to help set the course for future land and water uses in San Diego Bay.
The Port of San Diego handled a key export shipment at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal on Saturday, April 5, 2014, when SSA Marine and local longshore workers offloaded a massive generator. The generator was then trucked across the U.S.-Mexico border for development of the Agua Prieta power plant in Sonora, Mexico.
Along with the generator – which at 300 metric tons was the Port's heaviest shipment in 10 years – more than 200 wooden pallets and ancillary equipment were offloaded from the heavy lift vessel M/V Palabora.