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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's two marine cargo facilities are Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and National City Marine Terminal. The Port also owns the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal.

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Port of San Diego Celebrates Beginning of Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Modernization Project

PRESS RELEASE: Marketing & Communications 619.686.6388.

 TAMT wall downThe Port of San Diego celebrated the start of a $24 million public works project that will modernize its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. On January 23, 2018, Chairman Rafael Castellanos was joined by U.S. Representative Scott Peters, City of San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, City of San Diego Councilmember David Alvarez, Port Vice Chairman Garry Bonelli, Port Commissioners Robert “Dukie” Valderrama and Marshall Merrifield, International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 29 President Anthony Soniga and Working Waterfront Group Co-Chair Dennis Dubard, along with other officials including Port Chief Executive Officer Randa Coniglio in a special event that included tearing down a wall of a warehouse destined to be demolished.

Referred to as the Modernization, the project will remove two obsolete warehouses and create much-needed laydown area for larger project cargo. It will also include improvements to utilities, new lighting and pavement. Also as part of the project, new modular office space, utility enclosures and restrooms will be added, as well as on-dock rail improvements.

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Port of San Diego to Host Job Fair for Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment, other Local Projects

PRESS RELEASE: Marketing & Communications (619) 686-6388.

The Port of San Diego welcomes the public to attend a job fair for opportunities related to the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project, other local projects, and the Port itself. The event will take place Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at San Diego Continuing Education, Cesar E. Chavez Campus, 1901 Main Street, San Diego.

The Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project Phase 1, known as the Modernization, is a $24 million public works project that will result in a more modern, clean and efficient cargo terminal. In October 2017, the Board of Port Commissioners selected Dick Miller, Inc. of San Marcos for a $12.3 million contract under the first of three contract packages for the Modernization. The work includes the demolition of the first of two obsolete and underutilized transit sheds, excavation, grading and other improvements. Work by Dick Miller, Inc. began last month and is ongoing.

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Port of San Diego Marks 35th Anniversary of Sister Port Partnership with Sasebo, Japan

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MC 10.13.17DukieMayor of SaseboThe Port of San Diego hosted a distinguished delegation from its sister port, the Port of Sasebo, Japan on October 13, 2017. The purpose of the visit was to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the sister port relationship.

A sister port agreement was signed between the two ports in August 1982. This agreement allows both ports to explore the possibilities of future collaboration and encourages the two ports to cross-promote business and cultural opportunities. Like San Diego, the Port of Sasebo has a large military presence, natural deepwater harbors, resort areas and cruise, shipbuilding and fishing industries.

The most recent delegation visit from the Port of Sasebo took place in 2012. The delegation visits have benefitted the two ports through information sharing and an enhanced understanding of each others culture.

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