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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

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

Modernization for a new era

Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment Plan

The first phase of the Port of San Diego's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment Plan is underway. The project will optimize the terminal as a vital, global gateway for imports and exports and boost San Diego's role as a true global city of the 21st century. The plan envisions three distinct cargo nodes within the existing footprint of the terminal and is focused on the current core specialties of:

  • Project, roll-on/roll-off, and break-bulk cargo such as military equipment, wind energy parts, shipbuilding steel, and vehicles;
  • Refrigerated containers for fresh produce such as bananas or other produce; and
  • Dry bulk cargo such as soda ash, aggregate and cement, used primarily in construction.

The plan includes a variety of infrastructure improvements that would be phased over time. Phase 1, also referred to as the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Modernization Plan, is the only phase for which we currently have a schedule. The scheduled work includes:

  • Demolishing two transit sheds
  • Sitework improvements including earthwork, utilities, site lighting and pavement
  • 7,200 S.F. of new modular buildings to house office space, utility enclosures, and restrooms
  • On-dock rail improvements

The long-term, market-driven plan supports our specialty cargo advantage by providing more laydown space and flexibility for each cargo type. The federal government has recognized the importance of modernizing the terminal with a $10 million TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Port will match the grant with a $14 million contribution for a combined budget of $24 million.

Click here to learn more about the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal project


Contact us today for details on how our team can move your specialty cargo from ship to ground to market much faster. | (619) 686-6300

On the Horizon - National City Marine Terminal

The Port has developed a comprehensive plan for optimizing NCMT in partnership with Vickerman & Associates, a leader in marine terminal infrastructure planning. The National City Balanced Land use Plan is a new land use designation plan for part of the terminal and surrounding area.

This new land use plan will include a road closure that will provide the terminal with more contiguous space to improve terminal efficiency. It will also add more park space for the community to enjoy and provide a contiguous area for commercial development and recreation. The plan is going through an environmental review now to ensure alignment with our stewardship goals.

Contact us today for details on how our team can move your specialty cargo from ship to ground to market much faster. | (619) 686-6300