The Port of San Diego may be the fourth largest port in the state of California, but it is number one when it comes to specialty cargo that requires careful handling.
"Break bulk" cargo is a term for specialty cargo that doesn't easily fit into standardized metal containers. One recent offload at the Port's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal caught the eyes of many spectators from the North Embarcadero to across the bay in Coronado.
Cross Chartering N.V. offloaded project cargo and a yacht during its visit to the Port of San Diego. Its shipment of a transformer & ancillary equipment was destined for an energy project in Imperial Valley.
"This operation went very well considering the timing and difficulty of such an offload and we're very happy about the service from the Port of San Diego," said Christophe Thienpont, Managing Director of Cross Chartering.
Other types of break bulk cargo handled by the Port of San Diego's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego and National City Marine Terminal in National City include:
- Steel products
- Utility-scale cargo
The Port of San Diego is a main conduit for imports and exports to San Diego, Imperial, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, plus Northern Baja California, Arizona and other points East.
About the Port:
The Port of San Diego is the fourth largest of the 11 ports in California. It was created by the state legislature in 1962. Since then, it has invested millions of dollars in public improvements in its five member cities – Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego.
The port oversees two maritime cargo terminals, two cruise ship terminals, 18 public parks, the Harbor Police Department and the leases of more than 600 tenant and sub tenant businesses around San Diego Bay.
The Port of San Diego is an economic engine, an environmental steward of San Diego Bay and the surrounding tidelands, and a provider of community services and public safety.