The "CruiseSchedule Port of San Diego" is a free download from the App Store designed for iPhones and iPads. The app's release coincides with the start of the Port's 2013-2014 cruise season.
San Diego Bay is located about 96 nautical miles southeast of Los Angeles and just north of the United States-Mexico border. San Diego's close proximity to open ocean and lack of shipping congestion make it an excellent location for cargo shipping.
The Port serves as a transshipment facility for the region. The year-round mild climate is conducive to handling all types of cargo: container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, refrigerated, vehicle, breakbulk, and project cargo.
The Port of San Diego celebrated the inaugural visit of a project cargo ship on Friday, August 23, 2013, following a $3 million capital improvement project to its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.
The Port invested in the project to provide more flexible berthing and to improve its ability to handle specialty cargo that requires large space for storage and staging. The project included the demolition of transit sheds and warehouses, originally constructed to accommodate cargo that moved on pallets and required covered storage, such as newspaper and cotton. The demolition project began in February 2013 and was completed in August.