The document, titled, “The Port of San Diego Maritime Emergency Restoration Plan,” was developed in 2015 to ensure that the reopening of the port after a transportation security incident or catastrophic disaster would be conducted in a safe and seamless manner.
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 has been awarded $10 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for proposed maritime cargo terminal redevelopment through the highly competitive National Infrastructure Investments program. The federal grant program, known as TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants, supports transportation projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area or a region.
The Port of San Diego's cruise season kicks off on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 with the arrival of Celebrity Cruises' Infinity. The 2,170-passenger vessel will stop at San Diego harbor as part of a nine-night Pacific coastal cruise that begins and ends in San Francisco. The cruise also visits Monterey, Santa Barbara, Catalina and Ensenada.
October is a busy cruise month with the Disney Wonder arriving in port on Thursday, Oct. 1, for a three-night Baja cruise. The vessel returns for three five-day Baja cruises that begin and end at the Port of San Diego.