• 2020 September 30 13:24

    Port of San Diego celebrates completion of Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal modernization project

    The Port of San Diego celebrated completion of an approximately $24 million public works project to modernize its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, the company said in its release. On September 29, 2020, Port Board Vice Chair Michael Zucchet was joined by City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer; Port CEO Randa Coniglio; International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 29 President Anthony Soniga; and Working Waterfront Group Co-Chair Dennis DuBard in a special media event. A video featuring congratulatory remarks from Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, USN Ret., Maritime Administrator in the United States Department of Transportation was played at the event since he was unable to be there in person.

    The Modernization project, also referred to as the TIGER project for the federal U.S. Department of Transportation grant program that contributed $10 million toward the project (TIGER stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery), removed two obsolete warehouses and created much-needed laydown area for project cargo like windmill components. It also included improvements to on-dock rail, utilities, and new lighting and pavement. Additionally, an exemplary stormwater treatment system was developed to maximize stormwater capture on the marine terminal. The project has also resulted in new maritime cargo business for the Port and created more local jobs. Operations remained active during construction and have become more efficient due to the project’s completion.

    As one of 17 Strategic Ports in the U.S. in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Transportation, both the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and the National City Marine Terminal are always available to support military deployment activities on 48-hour notice.

    The Port began attracting new business even before the project was complete. In December 2017, the Port secured a contract with G2 Ocean, one of the world’s leading breakbulk and bulk shipping companies. In 2019, Mexican sugar producer Zucarmex signed on as part of the Port’s long-term breakbulk and project cargo strategy. More recently on September 9, the Port received a shipment of the longest windmill blades it had ever received – 45, 67-meter blades (nearly 220 feet). This shipment would not have been possible without the Modernization project.

    The Modernization was the first phase of a larger Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment Plan which envisions three distinct cargo nodes within the existing footprint of the terminal and is focused on current core specialties of:

    • Project, roll-on/roll-off, and break-bulk cargo such as military equipment, wind energy parts, shipbuilding steel, and vehicles;
    • Refrigerated containers for fresh produce such as bananas or other produce; and
    • Dry bulk cargo such as soda ash, aggregate and cement, used primarily in construction.

    Next steps are market driven, so the timeline is dependent on funding, market trends and customer needs. The plan includes a variety of infrastructure improvements that would be phased over time.

    Dick Miller, Inc. of San Marcos, California was awarded the construction contract for the Modernization project, which has been recognized with several awards including:

    • Outstanding Airport and Port Project from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2020;
    • An award from the Construction Management Association of America in 2020 for Transportation Projects; and
    • Outstanding Industrial Stormwater BMP Implementation Project from the California Stormwater Quality Association in 2019.

    About THE Port of San Diego

    The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

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