Port News & Updates – July 23, 2019

Port News & Updates

July 23, 2019

 

 

PORT ANNOUNCES RECORD RESULTS FOR SECOND

CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

 

For the second consecutive year, the Port of Redwood City announced record-breaking fiscal year results including cargo tonnage of 2.65M metric tons for the period ending June 30, 2019. These historic results are an increase of 14.7% above the prior milestone year in FY 2017-18. Additionally, there were 78 cargo vessel calls at the Port, an increase of 20% from the prior year. This record performance translates into $9.3M in revenue, nearly $700K higher than last year’s financial performance of $8.6M. The fiscal year results demonstrate continued regional growth and reflect the Port’s strategic location fueling cargo to Silicon Valley’s construction industry.

 

For the full news release, go here.

 

 

WATER SAFETY DURING PORT DREDGING PROJECT – JOIN US FOR AN UPCOMING MEETING

Calling all boaters, rowers and water recreation stakeholders!

 

Join the Port of Redwood City and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to learn about boat safety during an upcoming dredge project that will commence later this summer.

 

Meeting details include:

Friday, July 26, 2019

10:30 a.m.

Port of Redwood City Administrative Office

675 Seaport Blvd., Redwood City

 

For more, go here.

 

 

JOIN THE PORT FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL PORTFEST!

VENDOR APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 1

 

PortFest is a free waterfront festival where the public can learn about the Port’s maritime heritage, industry and recreational activities on San Francisco Bay. In addition to food and craft vendors, guests can enjoy live music, children’s activities and more! Join us on October 5!

 

Interested vendors you still have time to submit your applications to get your food, beverage or high-quality arts and craft products in front of thousands of people! Get your application in by Sept. 1. Booths are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply as soon as possible to reserve your spot!

 

Learn more about PortFest, go here.

 

Vendors, apply here.

 

 

PORT COMMISSION PRESENTED ANNUAL REPORT TO

CITY COUNCIL JULY 22

 

On the heels of a record year of fiscal results, Redwood City’s Port Commission Chair and Vice Chair presented a comprehensive annual update to the City Council on July 22, sharing how Port accomplishments support and align with five of the City’s seven strategic initiatives. A few highlights include that the Port funded $734K in City services and related programming; collaborated with the City for the development of public ferry service; completed berth improvements allowing for bigger ships; and modernized Port facilities.

 

In the area of economic development, the Port generated record breaking 2.65M metric tons of cargo producing $9.3M in revenue and continued international maritime trade to five countries, including Australia and Asia. The Port also furthered community building goals this year by launching a new website and increasing social media presence to engage community, improving public access to the Bay for on the water activities and supporting local events.

 

Read more about the City’s Strategic Initiatives here.

 

Watch the July 22 City Council meeting here.

 

 

STORM WATER TIPS

Environmental stewardship is an important value that the Port takes seriously and the Port community can make a difference to keep our local creeks, the San Francisco Bay, and the Pacific Ocean safe and clean.

 

Here are tips to help conserve water and keep our Port waterways clean!

 

– Did you know rain barrels protect local creeks, the San Francisco Bay, and the ocean by reducing urban runoff that transports litter and other pollutants from entering storm drains? San Mateo County has a rebate program for residents who buy rain barrels for their home! Learn more here.

 

– Practice dry cleaning techniques when cleaning up a spill, like using kitty litter or other absorbent material. Avoid hosing down an area, as those pollutants may eventually discharge into the San Francisco Bay.

 

– Always dispose of litter in waste bins and place the lid on waste bins when they are not in use.

 

For more on the Port’s environmental stewardship programs, go here.

 

 

 

Port of Redwood City | www.redwoodcityport.com

 

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