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Disney cruise line returns to all Mexican ports

The Disney Cruise Line has said they will be expanding their San Diego season by offering a variety of cruises to Mexico ports in 2019.

The company says that from March to May of 2019, they will again be offering Mexico cruises that will dock in popular ports such as Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto […]


San Diego expecting larger cruise season

From Cruise Industry News

The Port of San Diego is preparing to welcome 83 cruise calls during the 2017-2018 cruise season, the port announced, with a wide variety of itineraries visiting this inspiring destination. This season Holland America Line remains a strong presence on San Diego Bay along with continued growth from Disney Cruise Line.



San Diego sees increase in cruise passengers, forecasts growth

From the San Diego Union Tribune:

San Diego’s slow but steady success in growing the cruise industry business began declining seven years ago following a boom in the mid- to late 2000s.

Thanks to continued strong interest from Disney Cruise Line and the port’s most frequent visitor, Holland America, San Diego is starting to see […]


Lockheed Martin to pay $5.8 million to clean up San Diego bay

From the San Diego Reader:

In 1970 Lockheed Martin leased a 61,000 square-foot property called the Tow Basin Site, located at 3380 North Harbor Drive, to test the designs of boats, submarines and other submersibles, and seaplanes. In addition, the Bethesda, Maryland-based company leased a commercial pier and railway terminal at 1160 Harbor Drive for […]


Port of San Diego adopts $176.4 million fiscal year budget

From The Log:

The Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners approved a new budget on June 15 in hopes the increase in money in the new fiscal year would result in more opportunities to develop projects and attract more visitors to the city’s waterfront.

The total budget for fiscal year 2016-17 is $176.4 […]


Vice President Joe Biden makes official visit to Port of San Diego

From the Port of San Diego:

The Port of San Diego was honored to welcome Vice President Joe Biden for an official visit on July 13, 2016, to deliver remarks on trade enforcement.

The Vice President’s speech took place at the Port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego, where a large U.S. flag […]


San Diego cruise ship terminal gets solar energy system as calls expected to rise 50%

The project, with 630 panels, is the fourth solar system at a port facility and is expected to double the output of the other three combined, port officials said.

A $341,000 solar energy system that’s expected to provide 70 percent of the power needed at the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal should be operational by […]


San Diego names 2016 Board of Port Commissioners

The Port of San Diego swore in its 2016 Board of Port Commissioners Executive Officers at a State of the Port event last week at the USS Midway Museum. Commissioner Marshall Merrifield was sworn in as chairman, along with Commissioner Robert “Dukie” Valderrama as vice chairman, and Commissioner Rafael Castellanos as secretary. The ceremony also […]


Three West Coast ports among those winning TIGER grants for infrastructure investments

The U.S. ports of Hueneme, Baltimore, Indiana, San Diego and Newport have received a combined $44.3 million infrastructure funding boost through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) scheme.

[The Three West Coast] projects receiving awards in TIGER VII that directly aid the movement of goods through U.S. commercial ports are:

• Oxnard Harbor District […]


Port of San Diego, Scripps Institution continue studying climate change impact

From The Log:

The Port of San Diego has partnered with Scripps Institution to study, through the newly created center, how San Diego can best prepare for rising sea levels. Port officials must submit to the State Lands Commission an assessment addressing sea level rise by July 1, 2019.

The Board of Port Commissioners agreed […]


Department of State partners with Port of Long Beach to advance maritime security overseas

News release from the U.S. State Department web site:

Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding today with the Port of Long Beach in California to enhance the Department’s maritime and port security assistance in Asia, Latin […]


Port of San Diego wants to add to 10th Ave. Marine Terminal by subtracting buildings

The Unified Port of San Diego wants to expand its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal by tearing down two gigantic buildings.

The buildings line the docks on San Diego Bay. Maritime Operations Program Manager Aimee Heim said workers unload cargo from ships and then waste time and energy moving the cargo around the buildings.

Heim said […]


Hiring 100 workers, Port of San Diego ‘strengthens ILWU Local 29 and keeps customers happy’

Workers completed paperwork and received information on what the next steps are before beginning their jobs as casuals. Photo by the Unified Port of San Diego.

Port of San Diego news release:

Hiring of New ILWU Local 29 Workers Signifies Increase in Maritime Business

The Port of San Diego hosted an employee orientation […]


Port of San Diego announces new CEO

Randa Coniglio, Port of San Diego CEO

After a nationwide search for a new president and CEO, the Port of San Diego decided Monday to stay in-house and name Randa Coniglio to the post.

The port’s Board of Commissioners is scheduled Thursday to finalize the appointment of Coniglio, currently the executive vice president for operations, […]


Port of San Diego names John Bolduc as Acting CEO

The Port of San Diego has announced the appointment of John A. Bolduc as Acting Chief Executive Officer.

Bolduc, formerly Harbor Police Chief and Vice President of Public Safety, begins his new role immediately. He succeeds Wayne Darbeau, who was appointed as CEO in December 2010.

Bolduc spent the last four years serving as Chief […]