The Port of San Diego is the only major West Coast port combining all the assets of a great natural, all-weather harbor and extensive on-dock distribution facilities with the resultant elimination of the expense of local drayage from on-dock to off-dock warehouses.
This provides the importer with a competitive advantage over all other West Coast ports. Principal inbound cargos are perishables and refrigerated commodities, fertilizer, cement, breakbulk commodities.
- 96-acre complex
- Eight berths
- Depth of 42 feet
- Flexible, mobile harbor crane
- Flexible storage opportunities including cold storage, covered storage and open laydown space
- Approx. 300,000 sq. ft. (27,871 square meters) temperature controlled warehouse
- On-dock shore power and fueling
- 15 miles from U.S.-Mexico Border
- U.S. Customs and Federal USDA inspection services
- Minutes from interstates 5, 8, 15 and 805
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.
- Download a Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Location Map
- pdf Download a Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal/TIGER Project Status Report (279 KB)
- Download the Final Environmental Impact Report (Four Parts) - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4