The Port of San Diego hosted an employee orientation on August 7, 2015 for 100 prospective employees of the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) Local 29. Local 29 is the chapter of the ILWU that handles cargo at the Port's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and National City Marine Terminal. ILWU employees also assist with cruise ship operations at the Port's B Street Cruise Ship Terminal and Broadway Pier Terminal.
The recent hiring is a positive sign for both the Port of San Diego and the region. It demonstrates that maritime business is on the rise and that the increase results in high-paying jobs and economic impact.
The Fish Market Restaurant, located at 750 North Harbor Drive on San Diego Bay, is now open after a fire forced it to close down on May 27, 2015. There were no injuries resulting from the fire, which broke out during the busy dinner period.
The restaurant sustained heavy fire and water damage and a plan to rebuild quickly took shape. It has been a popular dining spot for residents and visitors since opening in 1989 and The Fish Market's owners set a goal to reopen as soon as it was safely possible.
The Port of San Diego has issued a Notice of Preparation of a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Dole Refrigerated Rack Improvement Project. The project's location is at the Dole Fresh Fruit Company site at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.
The project entails installation and operation of five new refrigerated racks with an additional 94 outdoor electrical container outlets. These additional outlets would increase the total number of outlets on the Dole site to 763, enabling Dole to increase its on-terminal storage of refrigerated containers.