Currently the port can accommodate only 1 cargo ship, the renovation will allow it to accommodate 2 ships.
|Tanker at Port of Redwood City|
"They aren't building any new ports," Ekern said in a recent interview. "I hate to use so many metaphors, but we think it's a fantastic anchor to use for business development in the area." When the port first started operating during the height of the Gold Rush in 1851, it was primarily used to transport timber from the Peninsula to lumber mills in San Francisco.Since then, the port has grown into a major supply point for the region's construction industry and a busy point of export for scrap and recycled metals, port executive director Mike Giari said. The demand for recycled metal in the Far East helped fuel a 3.5 percent increase in exporting metals in fiscal year 2010-11, which amounted to a record high of more than 871,000 metric tons, Giari said. Read more.."
Posted by Kathy Meeh