Port of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Key Facts

There are nearly 800 businesses located on the Port’s dynamic waterfront, including the San Diego Convention Center, two cargo terminals, two cruise terminals, 17 major hotels and resorts, 20 marinas and yacht clubs, and 70 restaurants.

By the Numbers: In 2019 alone, the Port of San Diego’s trade totaled $7.15 billion, including $933 million in exports and $6.22 billion in imports.

Top Exports in 2019

  • Computer chips
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors
  • Civilian aircraft parts

Top Imports in 2019

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Bananas, plantains

Top Trading Countries in 2019

  • Japan
  • Germany
  • South Korea

About the Port

The Port of San Diego manages San Diego Bay and 34 miles of its beautiful, natural waterfront for the people of California. The Port was established in 1962 under the Port Act and is charged with implementing the Tidelands Trust Doctrine.

For over fifty years, the Port’s five member cities – Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego – have worked together to develop and promote commerce, navigation, recreation and fisheries on and around San Diego Bay. Self-funded, the Port contributes billions annually to San Diego’s economy, benefiting the community, local businesses and employees. Businesses at the Port provide thousands of well-paying jobs, supporting individuals and families throughout the region. Each year, millions of people enjoy a remarkable way of life offered by San Diego Bay and its waterfront communities.

The Port oversees two maritime cargo terminals, two cruise ship terminals, 22 public parks, the Harbor Police Department and the leases of hundreds of tenant and subtenant businesses around San Diego Bay.