Friday, February 23, 2018

Redwood City Sees Big Increase

By Karen Robes Meeks

In the first six months of its fiscal year, the Port of Redwood City saw 41 percent more cargo moving across its docks compared to the same period a year ago, handling a record 1.2-million metric ton between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2017.

The region’s construction boom is pushing the demand, with building materials arriving mostly from British Columbia to the port, according to Port Executive Director Mike Giari.

The port is projected to surpass its record tonnage from fiscal year 2005, when it moved over 1.9 million metric tons.

The number of ships that called at the port was up as well, from 49 to 79, during the same six-month period.