Port of Redwood Unveils Long-Term Strategy

By Karen Robes Meeks

This week, the Port of Redwood City Board of Port Commissioners approved a long-term plan to positively bolster the port’s economic and quality-of-life impact to the region.

The 2020 vision consisting of 45 recommendations aims to optimize the land use, enhance infrastructure and operations, protect the environment and strive to expand the maritime and commercial business opportunities at the widely-known dry bulk port. According to the port, the vision also includes diversification opportunities for RO/RO and project cargo.

The three-level vision was developed to guide the port for the next 25 years, starting with short-term plans through 2026.

Recommendations include more public waterfront access as well as commercial and recreational uses for the shoreline, a public or private ferry service to South San Francisco Bay and the development of “cargo velocity standards” to make cargo movement more efficient.

“This comprehensive vision has been a year in the making, and carefully balances economic, environmental and community interests to maximize the value of the Port to the region,” said Port Executive Director Kristine A. Zortman.

For more information, visit redwoodcityport.com/2020vision.

By Sarah Spangler