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Terminals

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

Port of San Diego Marine Terminals

The Tenth Avenue and National City marine terminals are part of the Port’s working waterfront, which generates billions of dollars annually for San Diego's regional economy.

Cruise ships entering San Diego Bay dock at the B Street Cruise Terminal or the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier along the Embarcadero. The Embarcadero is a two-mile stretch of waterfront in downtown San Diego that offers dining, shopping, lodging, museums and attractions.


Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal


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.

Features

  • 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

Resources

Contact us today for details on how our team can move your specialty cargo from ship to ground to market much faster. maritimeinfo@portofsandiego.org | 619.686.6300


 


National City Marine Terminal


The National City Marine Terminal, located on the National City waterfront at the south end of San Diego Bay, is the most advanced vehicle import/export facility on the West Coast.

Owned by the Port of San Diego, and operated by Pasha Automotive Services, the terminal serves as the primary port of entry for one out of every 10 new foreign cars shipped to the United States. Audi, Bentley, Honda, Isuzu, Mazda, Lotus, Mitsubishi Fuso, Porsche, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Kia are all imported through the National City Marine Terminal (NCMT) by Pasha. The terminal also specializes in lumber and other large project cargo. A strong partnership with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) provides a skilled labor force to meet all shipping needs.

Features

  • 135-acre complex
  • Four working berths
  • Depth of 35 feet
  • 10 miles from U.S.-Mexico Border
  • Direct access to on-dock class I rail
  • Minutes from interstates 5, 8, 15 and 805
  • Secure facilities for valuable cargo with 24-hour monitoring
  • Flexible storage opportunities

National City Marine Terminal Description

Contact us today for details on how our team can move your specialty cargo from ship to ground to market much faster. maritimeinfo@portofsandiego.org | 619.686.6300


 


B Street Cruise Terminal/Broadway Pier

The Port has a 30,000-square-foot main cruise ship terminal building; two supplemental structures for passenger reception and baggage handling (totaling 15,000 sq. ft.); and 2 warehouse areas. Read more information about the terminal below.

PARTNER AMENITIES

•On-site offices for U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Cruise Lines
• Crew Amenities Center: Telephones, Internet access, wire service, video rental, sundries
• U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Cruise Lines
• Wireless Internet Access

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

• Highway connections via Harbor Dr. (arterial), four-lane roadway
• Ample off-site parking and shuttle services available within one mile• Highway connections via Harbor Dr. (arterial), four-lane roadway
• Ample off-site parking and shuttle services available within one mile

MISCELLANEOUS

• Passenger loading bridge is equipped to handle embarkation and debarkation of passengers and baggage.
• Mechanical Handling Facility: Stevedore equipment available as needed.
• Contact terminal manager for load capacity• Passenger loading bridge is equipped to handle embarkation and debarkation of passengers and baggage.
• Mechanical Handling Facility: Stevedore equipment available as needed.
• Contact terminal manager for load capacity
 

OWNED & OPERATED BY The Port of San Diego

TERMINAL B Street Pier Broadway Pier
LOCATION 1140 N. Harbor Drive 1000 N. Harbor Drive
PIER FOOTPRINT (meters) 1000’ x 400’
305m x 122m
1000’ x 130’
305m x 41m
BERTHING SPACE (meters) 122 (west)
305 (north)
305 (south)
41 (west)
305 (north)
305 (south)
BERTH NUMBER 3 (west)
1, 2 (north)
4, 5 (south)
3 (west)
1, 2 (north)
4, 5 (south)
DEPTHS ALONGSIDE ALL MLLW (meters) 10.7 10.7
WIDTH OF APRON 26-10.6m (west)
11m (north)
8.8m (south)
- (west)
4.9m (north)
4.9m (south)
HEIGHT DECK ABOVE MLLW 4 meters 4 meters
LIGHTING Lighted on all sides Lighted on all sides
INFRASTRUCTURE • 120,000 sq. ft. of outdoor/total space with a rated capacity of 3,419
• 30,000 sq. ft. main terminal building
• seating capacity of 850 to 1,550
• two supplemental structures for passenger reception and baggage handling (totaling 15,000 sq. ft.);
• 2 warehouse areas (30,000 and 20,000 sq. ft.)
• 52,000 sq. ft. cruise facility; 15,000 sq. ft. of baggage handling space
• 55,000 square feet with a rated capacity of 2,600
• VIP lounge seating
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION • Concrete retaining walls
• Paved solid fill in center with 18.3m side
• Concrete pile
• Concrete decked extensions along sides and face
• Concrete pile
• Concrete deck
UTILITIES • Water and electricity available to vessels only
• Shore Power System: 12 megawatts
• Water supply through hose connections
• Water and electricity available to vessels only
• Shore Power System: 12 megawatts
• Water supply through hose connections
FIRE PROTECTION (in addition to city Fire Department) • Sprinkler system in terminal
• Hose, hand and chemical cart
extinguisher
• Watchmen
• Sprinkler system in terminal
ACCOMMODATES • Cruise vessel operations
• U.S. Customs
• Special Events
• Cruise vessel operations
• Visiting ships
• U.S. Customs
• Special Events

 

Specialized Berthing

PIER BERTHING SPACE
(Meters)
DEPTHS ALONGSIDE
EMBARCADERO 472 5.5
G STREET PIER(Tuna Vessels) West Side 278 8.5
FISH HARBOR PIER 182 3.6

 

Panorama aerial view of San Diego from the bay