December 2020 / Currents Newsletter
A Message from the Executive Director
With the Holidays approaching and the calendar year end, it is hard to believe that we have been in this pandemic since March. I want to thank the Board of Port Commissioners for their dedication, leadership, encouragement, and trust in Port staff. The Port continues to tackle each challenge while we are all adapting, changing the way we do business, the way we serve our community, and the way we interact with each other. I want to also thank the City of Redwood City for their leadership, collaborative spirit, and partnership with the Port. Port staff regularly interacts with many City departments and staff. With the pandemic this year those relationships have grown stronger as we have embraced how we can serve the public, protect our resources, and continue to offer new ways for our residents to enjoy the waterfront.
This year has also proven challenging for the Port as an economic engine for the region. As we struggled earlier this year to ascertain the impacts of what the pandemic might do to our industry, our Port tenants have remained resilient and cautious in approaching changes to the market. I am proud to be a part of the international system that keeps goods moving. Our Port has continued to deliver cargo from around the world while also exporting to international markets, keeping a portion of our local economy afloat.
As the Port continues to be diligent and safe in our work efforts, our port operations, and our community’s waterfront, we are looking ahead to whatever comes next with the knowledge that we can and will keep delivering.