Port of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Key Facts

The Port of San Francisco generates $106 million in revenue annually thanks in part to over 500 businesses that call the Port home. From small, family-owned businesses to the world’s finest cruise ships, the Port is part of the economic backbone of San Francisco

By the Numbers: In 2019 alone, the Port of San Francisco’s trade totaled $9.78 billion, including $6.55 billion in exports and $3.24 billion in imports.

Top Exports in 2019

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Gasoline and other fuels
  • Petroleum products

Top Imports in 2019

  • Electric storage batteries
  • Oil
  • Motor vehicle parts

Top Trading Countries in 2019

  • Belgium
  • China
  • Japan

About the Port

The Port of San Francisco manages the waterfront as the gateway to a world-class city, and advances environmentally and financially sustainable maritime, recreational and economic opportunities to serve the City, Bay Area, and California.

The Port is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners, each of whom is appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the City’s Board of Supervisors. Each commissioner is appointed to a four-year term. The Port Commission is responsible for the seven and one-half miles of San Francisco Waterfront adjacent to San Francisco Bay, which the Port develops, markets, leases, administers, manages, and maintains. Its jurisdiction stretches along the waterfront from Hyde Street Pier on the north to India Basin on the south.

The Port’s operating portfolio is composed of over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases, including many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, PIER 39, the Ferry Building, and Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team.