Redwood City Breaks Records

For the second straight year, the Port of Redwood City broke cargo records.

The port handled 2.65M metric tons of cargo, an increase of 14.7 percent when compared to fiscal year 2017-18.

“The port’s growth in cargo and revenue for the fiscal year is a result of our tenants, strategic partners, and the port team in driving our phenomenal success,” said Port Executive Director Kristine A. Zortman. “The port is a proud community entrepreneurial enterprise and we look forward to continuing to strengthen collaborations with our local, regional and federal partners.”

The port also saw a 20 percent jump in cargo vessel calls year over year, a performance that resulted in $9.3 million in revenue, almost $700,000 more than last year.

“Following a record-breaking fiscal year 2017-18, these results reinforce the port’s significance supporting economic growth in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area,” said Lorianna Kastrop, port Commission chair. “Strong maritime trade and cargo supports the activation of recreational waterfront uses, helps maintain city services, and increases emergency response resilience.”

By Karen Robes Meeks