The Port of San Diego has successfully switched on its new shore-power system at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, which will improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by allowing cargo vessels to "plug in" rather than run their diesel engines while in port.
Construction on the $4.25 million project began in mid-2013 and was funded by the Port's Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The contractor was NEWest Construction in San Diego. On Monday, February 24, 2014, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, celebrating the completion of the Port of San Diego's shore power project.
The Port of San Diego has completed a revised final report on the environmental impacts of the Sunroad Harbor Island Hotel Project and East Harbor Island Subarea Port Master Plan Amendment (PMPA). A public hearing on the report and PMPA will be held on March 4, 2014, at the regular Board of Port Commissioners Meeting.
Pasha Hawaii's M/V Jean Anne, which sails biweekly into the Port of San Diego's National City and Tenth Avenue Marine Terminals, was recently recognized by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with a 2013 Environmental Achievement Award for nine consecutive years of operation with zero environmental infractions.