The Port's 2020 Vision will guide the next 25 years

The Port of Redwood City Board of Port Commissioners approved a long-term strategic vision in January of 2020 -  the first of its kind for the Port. The vision focuses on maximizing land use, improving infrastructure, diversifying maritime and commercial business efforts, improving operations, and protecting the environment – all with the overall goal of strengthening the port’s impact to the region’s economy and quality of life.

The Port has historically been a dry bulk port for the region, however the Vision sets a framework for cargo diversification including opportunities for RO/RO and project cargo.  The Vision has four major themes: land use prioritization, market preparedness, operational efficiencies and sustainability. Highlights include:


Align land use with business priorities

  • separate the priority use area for maritime activity from commercial and recreational use area

  • enhance public access along the waterfront

  • provide a public or private ferry service to South San Francisco Bay along with related infrastructure

  • create additional commercial and recreational shoreline uses


Proactively build market preparedness

  • diversify maritime business and cargo focus with infrastructure planning, proactive relationship development and strategic marketing

  • diversify commercial business with proactive real estate leasing, community-oriented programming and building awareness of waterfront offerings


Create operational efficiencies

  • establish cargo velocity standards for maritime users to move cargo through the Port at a pace that expands total cargo capacity and serves customer needs

  • consolidate similar cargo types to maximize throughput while minimizing storage footprint

  • create a Port of Redwood City waterfront destination by encouraging commercial and recreational uses


Ensure sustainability

  • meet or exceed environmental regulations and initiatives to ensure the waterfront as a natural resource

  • be a leader in industry sustainability initiatives

  • focus on being a good neighbor to the community with transparency, support and collaboration

  • maintain fiscally responsible practices

  • prioritize being a socially responsible agency  


Download the full 2020 Vision Plan

Download a summary of the 2020 Vision Plan


While in use since 1851, the Port of Redwood City was founded by City Charter in 1937. The Port serves Silicon Valley as the only natural, deep-water port in the San Francisco Bay. The Port has more than one mile of waterfront public access, walkways and viewing areas.



675 Seaport Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94063

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