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.
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) has honored the Port of San Diego with an iCommute Diamond Award for helping to reduce traffic congestion in San Diego County through its alternative transportation program.
"Environmental stewardship is a top priority at the Port, and we encourage our agency employees to 'walk the walk' by taking alternative transportation to work," said Chairman Bob Nelson of the Board of Port Commissioners. "We take great pride in receiving the iCommute Diamond Award for a program that not only helps with rush-hour traffic gridlock, but also reduces the Port's carbon footprint."
The Port of San Diego's 35th Annual Day at The Docks – a free West Coast public celebration and the official start of Southern California's spring saltwater fishing season – is set for Sunday, April 13, 2014. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at San Diego's Sportfishing Landings, located at 1403 Scott Street [map].
The 2014 Day at The Docks features San Diego's state-of-the-art sportfishing fleet, which offers first-class accommodations while traveling to some of the world's most prolific fish-filled waters.