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Maritime’s workforce, cargo and cruise terminals, as well as maritime industrial activities such as shipbuilding repair, play an important role in the region’s economy. The Port’s cargo terminals are one of the only 17 commercial “strategic ports,” designated to support cargo and vessel operations for the U.S. military’s Transportation Command and Military Sealift Command. San Diego’s interdependent relationship to water and the world is made possible through vast network of ships and people working to keep our region strong.
Port of San Diego Maritime
The Port is a conscientious innovator that leverages our unique expertise, deep-water berths, forward-thinking solutions and relationships to expand the opportunities for businesses and employees. Port Maritime businesses employ thousands of residents with high-paying jobs and generate billions of dollars per year for the regional economy, creating a prosperous global economic engine for all.
Explore Our Terminals
Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal
Our Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal is a 96-acre complex with four working berths and specializes in break-bulk, refrigerated, and dry bulk cargo.
National City Marine Terminal
Just ten miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, our National City Marine Terminal is 135-acres with on dock rails and easy access to roadways.
Cargo and Trade
Specialty cargo isn’t typical cargo. Good thing we're not your typical port. We make moving complex cargo easy. Whether it’s breakbulk, refrigerated, or dry bulk, we have the expertise to carefully handle your cargo with ease and efficiency—from ship, to ground, to market—faster.
Go ahead and drop anchor in a Port that meets your every need, and ensures that your guests will enjoy their travels. Enjoy the bright horizons that a flexible and collaborative partnership brings. Welcome to the Port of Land and See.
The anchorage grounds for general use include all the navigable waters of the harbor except cable and pipeline areas, the special anchorages, and the Naval Restricted Areas.
San Diego Bay’s Working Waterfront is made up of the Port’s maritime industrial businesses and their suppliers.
Marine Terminal Development Projects
From Real Estate to Aquaculture and Blue Tech, the Port invests in major redevelopment and community infrastructure, so businesses in our region have the opportunity to stay competitive in the global marketplace
The Port of San Diego operates two marine transport terminals and two cruise ship terminals.
Formerly San Diego Maritime Information Systems (SDMIS.org)
At the heart of it all.
The maritime industry is at the heart of San Diego Bay and the surrounding region. Each May, Maritime Month celebrates four maritime sectors that are vital to the success of San Diego: cargo, cruise, shipbuilding and repair, and commercial and sport fishing.
Commercial fishing has a long history at the Port of San Diego. The first cannery opened in 1909 and at one time San Diego was known as “The Tuna Capital of the World” with two of the countries three biggest tuna canneries being based along its Bay.