News from the Port of Redwood City:

  • by BPC Staff
  • on May 13, 2013

 Redwood City Port Currents                                                               May 2013


Total tonnage for all commodities that crossed Port docks during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2013 that ended March 31 was 1,044,253 metric tons (MT), an eight percent increase over the similar period of FY12.


Imports of sand and aggregates in the first three quarters totaled 714,930 MT, 100,131 MT more than the same period in FY12. The recent downturn in the shredded scrap metal market is impacting tonnage of scrap metal shipped by Sims Metal Management. During the first three quarters of FY13, Sims exported 218,513 MT, a 34o/o decrease.


Fifty-one vessels (36 ships and 15 barges) made calls during the first three quarters of FY13 compared to 55 vessels (37 ships and 18 barges) during the first three quarters of FY12.




Mike Giari

Executive Director
Port of Redwood City

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Christopher Fajkos

Christopher Fajkos has been named manager of Environmental, Security, and Safety programs at the Port of Redwood City by Executive Director Michael J. Giari.


 A native of Toledo, OH, Fajkos worked for the U.S. Coast Guard from 2004 to 2010. While stationed in Alameda, he served aboard the Coast Guard cutter Munro, which allowed him to take part in two Alaskan and two Eastern Pacific counter narcotics patrols. He served his final four USCG years as a lead intelligence analyst at the Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center, the Coast Guard’s primary intelligence center for the Pacific Ocean. 


The Coast Guard honored him three times:

  • The Coast Guard Achievement Medal for superior performance while assigned as a technical intelligence analyst at USCG Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific, from July 2007 to August 2010.
  • The Comrnandant’s letter of commendation for exemplary performance of duty while on board U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro from October 2005 to June 2007. During
  • The Humanitarian Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious service while engaged in humanitarian relief operations following Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.

After leaving the Coast Guard, Fajkos earned a bachelors degree in environmental studies from San Francisco State University. When he isn’t working at the port, he enjoys playing ice hockey, guitar, traveling and taking part in various outdoor activities with his fiancé Carlynne.