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The Port Matters podcast is a production of the Marketing & Communications department at the Port of San Diego. It serves as an educational resource about development projects around San Diego Bay, maritime cargo, and public parks.

The Port Matters podcast is a production of the Marketing & Communications department at the Port of San Diego. It serves as an educational resource about development projects around San Diego Bay, maritime cargo, and public parks.
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The Port Matters podcast is a production of the Marketing & Communications department at the Port of San Diego. It serves as an educational resource about development projects around San Diego Bay, maritime cargo, and public parks.




Campbell Sediment Cap Project Overview

In a joint effort to improve the water quality and environment in San Diego Bay, the Port of San Diego, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, and members of the San Diego Bay Council worked together to manage the contaminated sediments just offshore of the former Campbell Shipyard site. The large amount of accumulated contamination was the result of decades of industrial waste disposal. Together, the group created a uniquely engineered cap that not only isolates the...


Never Forget: Port of San Diego's 9/11 Commemoration

Keynote: Bob Nelson, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners.


Port of San Diego Celebrates Arrival of Fiat Automobiles

The first shipment of Fiat automobiles to be imported to the Port of San Diego arrived at the National City Marine Terminal on July 18, 2013. The Port marked the historic occasion with a press event, following the offloading of the first the shipment of 370 Fiat Model 500L cars. Pasha Automotive Services, operator of the135-acre terminal, recently secured a new three-year contract for the receiving, processing and distribution of the Fiat vehicles. The company expects that 40,000 Fiats...


Chula Vista Bayfront Plan (June 2013)

The following video is an overview of the collaborative development project, the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan. The master plan envisions a world-class destination on the Chula Vista bayfront -- a unique place for people to live, work and play. It is a cooperative public/private planning effort of the Port of San Diego, the City of Chula Vista and Pacifica Companies. Learn More: http://www.portofsandiego.org/chula-vista-bayfront-master-plan.html


Construction Milestone Celebrated On San Diego's North Embarcadero

The waterfront along the Port of San Diego's North Embarcadero is changing. Construction of a 105-foot wide public promenade is getting underway, now that traffic lanes have been moved to the east, as part of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan. The Port hosted a public event to mark the milestone in Phase 1 of the construction project. "NEVP" will also contain public gardens, shade pavilions, new landscaping and other amenities. Phase 1 is due to be completed in the summer of 2014.


South Bay Power Plant Implosion

With thunderous booms, the monstrous South Bay Power Plant crumbled into history, following a successful implosion along the Chula Vista bayfront on the morning of Saturday, February 2, 2013. For the first time since the late 1950's, Chula Vista has an open view to South San Diego Bay. The land can now be used for future parks, as designated by the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista as part of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.


RAW VIDEO: South Bay Power Plant Implosion

The Port of San Diego captured two angles of the implosion of the South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista, on the morning of February 2, 2013.


San Diego Bay: Then & Now

Since its founding in 1962, the Port of San Diego has shaped and improved the waterfront in each of its five member cities— San Diego, National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and Coronado. This video shows the waterfront transformation in historic and current photos.


America's Cup World Series Coming to San Diego Bay

The America’s Cup World Series, a high performance international sailing regatta, is coming to San Diego Bay. The races will be held near the downtown waterfront from November 12-20, 2011. Learn more: http://j.mp/pJ6f8k (portofsandiego.org)


Port of San Diego Hosts Strategic Planning Forum

More than 100 community leaders, elected officials, as well as military and industry representatives worked together at a first-of-its kind event. The Port of San Diego hosted a working, strategic planning forum on August 16, 2011, asking asked stakeholders to share their ideas for developing the port's future blueprint for the region.


New Section of Bayshore Bikeway Under Construction

Biking enthusiasts of all ages will soon be able to enjoy a new section of a San Diego bay front bike path. Construction is underway on the new 1.8 mile section of the Bayshore Bikeway. Currently, 12.5 miles of the bikeway are paved, with the rest of the route consisting of on-street sections. Eventually, the bikeway will provide a continuous 24-mile loop around San Diego Bay. Groundbreaking on the new stretch – from H Street to Palomar Street in the city of Chula Vista – took place on...


San Salvador Replica Ship Under Construction on San Diego Bay

A vital link to San Diego’s maritime history is taking shape at the Port of San Diego’s Spanish Landing Park. Beginning Saturday, July 9, 2011, the public can watch as the Maritime Museum of San Diego builds a replica of the 16th century Spanish galleon, the San Salvador. The San Salvador was the flagship Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed in when he entered the San Diego harbor, in 1542. Full story: http://j.mp/​oxeo4z (portofsandiego.org)


Environmental Fund Projects Completed on San Diego Bay by Port of San Diego

June 2011 marks the 5-year anniversary of the establishment of the Port of San Diego’s environmental fund. Since the fund was established in 2006, the Board of Port Commissioners has approved 62 projects – 42 of which have been completed – and committed $7.3 million to projects aimed at improving the condition of San Diego Bay and surrounding port tidelands. Learn more: http://j.mp/kDgXvu


Port of San Diego President/CEO Addresses Maritime Day Breakfast Attendees

Wayne Darbeau, President and CEO of the Port of San Diego addressed a group of more than 200 people, including Maritime Administrator David Matsuda, at the National Maritime Day Breakfast in San Diego on May 17, 2011. Darbeau said America's ports need a funding source similar to the Federal Aviation Administration, which provides financial support to the nation's airports. Learn more: http://j.mp/iHxBBa


Maritime Administrator David Matsuda Speaks at Port of San Diego's Maritime Day Breakfast

David T. Matsuda, Maritime Administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation delivered a speech at the Port of San Diego's Maritime Day Breakfast in San Diego, on Tuesday, May 17. Learn more: http://j.mp/iHxBBa


General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard Setting Green Trends

Sustainability and innovation are part of the business model for Port of San Diego tenant General Dynamics NASSCO, the only full-service shipyard on the West Coast. General Dynamics NASSCO is constantly striving to find new and better ways to improve air and water quality, prevent pollution and save energy. As a model for sustainable practices, NASSCO is a leader among full-service shipyards in environmental protection and preservation. Learn more: http://j.mp/l2zsGm


Spotlight on Port of San Diego Tenants: Everingham Brothers Bait Company

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week —with the exception of Christmas —you can count on getting a scoop of anchovies or sardines at the bait barges on San Diego Bay. For more than six decades, the Everingham Brothers bait crew has been supplying bait for both recreational and commercial fishermen hoping to hook big game fish such as the yellowfin tuna. Read full story: http://j.mp/eTH9uq (portofsandiego.org)


Port of San Diego to Celebrate Completion of Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve Restoration

Thousands of migratory birds and other wildlife have a new home on the shores of San Diego Bay. The Port of San Diego, along with partner agencies and hundreds of volunteers, are responsible for the new shore-side home. The project is part of the restoration of more than 280 acres of coastal wetlands in the Chula Vista Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more: http://j.mp/g4cteu


ORACLE RC44 Cup San Diego Comes to San Diego Bay

The ORACLE RC44 Cup San Diego, an action-packed international sailing competition, will be held on San Diego Bay near the downtown waterfront from March 2 through 6, 2011. It will offer the public an up-close view of some of the world's best sailing crews. The 11 teams racing represent New Zealand, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Austria, Russia and the U.S. Hosting the ORACLE RC44 Cup sailing regatta continues San Diego's prominent ranking as an international sailing venue—a distinction...


Historic Navy Flyover Celebrated on San Diego Bay

The centennial anniversary of Naval aviation was celebrated over the Port of San Diego on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. The Parade of Flight featured one of the Navy's largest flyovers. More than 250 U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aircraft, spanning from pre-World War II to the Blue Angels, took flight over the entire length of the bay from south to north. Learn more: http://j.mp/geKGJY