Learn about the role the Port of San Diego has in the region’s economy, from trade to real estate development, in this special addition to Soaring Dimensions.

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Port of San Diego a gateway for alternative energy components

The Port of San Diego's two marine cargo terminals — the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and the National City Marine Terminal — serve as economic catalysts for the region.

New parks, development to grace Chula Vista bayfront

A long-awaited vision for the South Bay will soon become a reality now that the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan received the blessing of the California Coastal Commission. The commission voted unanimously on Aug. 9 to approve the Chula Vista bayfront planning segment of the Port Master Plan. The Port Master Plan guides future port development to ensure that projects and developments within the port are consistent with the California Coastal Act.

History comes alive at Spanish Landing Park

In the 16th century, Kumeyaay Indians were San Diego’s only residents until Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo arrived by boat. Now, a full-size re-creation of that ship, the San Salvador, is taking shape at Spanish Landing Park on the shores of San Diego Bay.

Port of San Diego: One of only 17 strategic ports in US

The Port of San Diego plays an important role when it comes to National Security: it is one of only 17 strategic commercial seaports in the United States.

Adventures from San Diego Bay to the deep blue sea:

America’s Cup Harbor gets extra busy during the summer as boats head to the open sea for fishing or whale watching expeditions. San Diego enjoys access to some of the most exciting saltwater sportfishing anywhere in the world, and the sportfishing fleet in Point Loma near Shelter Island is well-suited to meet the demand.

Removal of South Bay Power Plant to improve Chula Vista views

The South Bay Power Plant has been a fixture on the Chula Vista waterfront for more than 50 years. With its behemoth boiler structures, turbine generator and towering steel framework, the plant, located at 990 Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista, has provided power to thousands of San Diego County residents, but at the same time, gained the ire of many who longed to see it torn down.

South Bay Restoration project earns national environmental award

Thousands of migratory birds and other wildlife have a new home on the shores of South San Diego Bay, thanks to an award-winning restoration project led by the Port of San Diego.

Port to celebrate its latest waterfront jewel, Ruocco Park

The Port of San Diego is getting ready to celebrate the dedication of its 18th waterfront park, Ruocco Park. Located on the waterfront of downtown San Diego, the park will be 3.3 acres and be located just north of Seaport Village.

Port of San Diego sets goal to reduce pollution

As an environmental steward of San Diego Bay and the tidelands, the Port of San Diego has initiated a number of programs that are improving air quality and providing for a cleaner bay.

Port of San Diego public art

If you’ve walked by the corner of Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway, you may have noticed nationally acclaimed artist Roman de Salvo installing the Port of San Diego’s newest artwork, “The Riparium.” The abstract network of eucalyptus tree branches suspended from stainless steel masts will serve as a sculptural gateway to welcome the public into the new Ruocco Park, the Port of San Diego's 18th dedicated public park.

San Diego Port Tenants Association

Formed in 1989, the San Diego Port Tenants Association (SDPTA) is a coalition of businesses and industries on the Port Tidelands, better known as San Diego Bay. The SDPTA is dedicated to enhancing trade, commerce and tourism on San Diego Bay’s tidelands, while protecting the area’s environment. The daily operations of this 501(c) (6) nonprofit association are carried out by a two-person staff, with an active 39-member board and various committees.

Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department:

Patrol officers — both on land and water — marine firefighters, divers, explosive detection, and joint terrorism task force; these are just some of the daily roles fulfilled each day by the Port of San Diego’s Harbor Police Department.

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