About the Port: The inland Port of West Sacramento is situated at the heart of the Sacramento metropolitan area and centered in one of the richest agricultural regions in the world. The Port opened in 1963, primarily to serve the Northern California rice industry, and is capable of handling an array of cargo commodities through its facilities. The Port is located 79 nautical miles from San Francisco with direct access to Suisun Bay provided via the 40-mile Deep Water Ship Channel, which is maintained at a depth of 30 feet.
In 2006, the City of West Sacramento assumed responsibility for the Port and in 2013 the Port Commission adopted the Port Business Plan, which implemented a new landlord-lessee operating model. As of July 1, 2013, SSA Marine leases and operates the Port's North Terminal cargo facilities. The Port manages several other leases and owns over 300 acres of vacant, developable property surrounding the North Terminal. Inquiries related to real estate development opportunities should be directed to Rick Toft, Port Business Manager.
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