The Port of Stockton reported increases in cargo volume of 21%, and vessel calls by more than 10%, making 2017 a record setting year for the inland port.
“In 2017 we grew our cargo business to record levels and our tenant base is at an all-time high,” said Port Director, Richard Aschieris. “Those are remarkable achievements. I’m proud of our team for competing to earn and retain our clients’ business by leveraging our unique operational strengths which help our customers profit and grow.”
Aschieris continued, “There are many factors contributing to our record growth. One advantage the Port of Stockton has is that we facilitate customers getting their product to market as quickly as possible. A few examples of how we move freight faster are that we are centrally located, adjacent to less congested highways and offer a 24/7 gate for round-the-clock access to freight. The Port of Stockton is served by the UP and BNSF railways and has 2.5 miles of on-dock rail. This gets freight moving to and from any point in North America as quickly as possible. Another contributor to increasing our business is that clients have room to grow. We offer 7 million square feet of existing warehouse space and another 600 acres for future development.”
“While 2017 was a record-setting year for us, we continue to look to the future as we proceed with a number of new development projects,” stated Board of Commissioners Chair, Sylvester Aguilar. “Strengthening our infrastructure will help us meet the needs of continued growth and capacity. We anticipate that even more companies will follow suit and set down roots at the Port of Stockton.”
The Port of Stockton, an inland port on a deep-water channel located in the extended San Francisco Bay Area, has served the region and state since 1933. The port is the 4th largest in California and specializes in handling dry bulk, breakbulk, liquid bulk, warehousing and project cargoes. Services include stevedoring, warehousing, inventory management and transloading.