Cargo Tonnage in Port of Redwood City Up 68 Percent

Press Release
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cargo tonnage at the Port of Redwood City for the first three quarters of  Fiscal Year 2011-2012 (July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012) was 965,033 metric tons, an increase of 390,165 metric tons, or more than 68 percent higher than the first three quarters of the previous fiscal year, Commission Chairman Dick Claire announced.  

Imports of sand and aggregates in the first three quarters (July 1 to March 31) totaled 614,799 metric tons, two-thirds higher than the same period the year before. This increase helped offset an 85,011 metric ton decrease in exports of shredded metal in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2012.

Operations Manager Don Snaman said that 55 vessels (37 ships and 18 barges) made calls during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2012, compared to 33 vessels (21 ships and 12 barges) during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2011.

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