Port Business Increasing – Port of Redwood City Press Release

Press Release 

Re:  Mid Year Tonnage & Vessel Report

Cargo tonnage at the Port of Redwood City for all commodities during the first half of fiscal year 2011-2012 was 608,750 metric tons (MT), an increase of 197,297 MT, or nearly 48 percent higher than the first half of FY11. 

Imported sand and aggregates accounted for 366,769 MT, or nearly 60%, of the tonnage for the first half of the fiscal year.  This was over three times the amount from the same period last fiscal year.   Shipments of bauxite, gypsum, and fly ash, although not large tonnages, added to the mix of inbound cargo.

Thirty vessels (25 ships and 5 barges) made calls during the first half of FY12 compared to twenty-six vessels (19 ships and 7 barges during the first half of FY11, reported Port Operations Manager Don Snaman.

The only major commodity showing a decrease in tonnage was exported steel scrap metal, which at 174,500 MT was down eight percent from its record prior fiscal year.