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Port of San Diego Maritime leads our working waterfront and facilitates the movement of goods and people around the world.



Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal - G2 Ocean Vessel with Coronado Bridge in Background

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 18 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.

a view froma a crane of cargo being lifted

Maritime Month

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a cargo ship unloads a boat at the Port of San Diego

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, liquid or dry bulk, we have the expertise to carefully handle your cargo with ease and efficiency—from ship, to ground, to market—faster. 

Welcome to the Port of Land and See - the Port of San Diego.

Cruise Operations

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.



Ship docked at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal


The anchorage grounds for general day use include all the navigable waters of the harbor except cable and pipeline areas, the special anchorages, and the Naval Restricted Areas.


Aerial view of the Port of San Diego Working Waterfront


San Diego Bay’s Working Waterfront is made up of the Port’s maritime industrial businesses and their suppliers.



a line-up of VIPs at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal groundbreaking - Port of San Diego

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

National City Marine Terminal cargo ship


The Port of San Diego operates two marine transport terminals and two cruise ship terminals. 

a worker takes notes on a clipboard as the Port of San Diego Harbor Police boat goes by in the San Diego Bay

Mariner Resources




Tuna Harbor at the Port of San Diego

Commercial 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.

Global Economic Engine

4th largest port in California

2cargo terminals

2cruise terminals