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



Aerial view of the Port of San Diego Working Waterfront

Working Waterfront

Two marine cargo terminals and their associated imports, exports and tenants; two cruise terminals and all cruise ship operations; the largest and most capable shipbuilding and repair industry on the West Coast; and a robust commercial and sportfishing sector together make up the critical blue economy of the San Diego region.

Port of San Diego Shipyards The six shipyards of the Working Waterfront along with their suppliers, build, repair and maintain commercial vessels and U.S. Navy vessels, whether homeported here or bound for the far seas.

  • BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair
  • Continental Maritime
  • General Dynamics NASSCO
  • Marine Group Boat Works
  • Nielsen Beaumont Marine 
Working Waterfront worker Port of San Diego

Working Waterfront Stats

14,000 shipbuilding & repair workers

$1.25 billion shipbuilding & repair payroll

$6.7 million income for commercial fishermen