Port of Redwood City Launches New Website

New website reflects the Port’s position as an economic driver to the Silicon Valley region

REDWOOD CITY, CA – The Port of Redwood City announced today the launch of a new agency website, reflecting the Port’s position as a leading west coast foreign trade agency and maritime economic engine serving Silicon Valley. The website launch aligns with a successful rebranding effort and reinforces the Port’s marketing, communications and public transparency.

“The new website provides a clean modern design, reflecting the Port of Redwood City’s strategic location in Silicon Valley and the Port’s position as an economic driver for the region,” said Lorianna Kastrop, Port Commission chair. “Many thanks to the website working group, comprised of a small team of Port Commissioners, Port staff members, and our website design team. The website seeks to highlight the Port’s economic importance, furthers our goals of community outreach and transparency, and provides a much more robust website presence to build on the Port’s operational success and better support our customers, stakeholders, partners and local community. We’d love to hear from the community about the new website and encourage everyone to take a look at www.redwoodcityport.com.”

The website redesign began this summer with the nomination of the Port Commission’s new chair, the appointment of the Port’s new executive director, and the engagement of Redwood City’s Citywide Communications division to lead the Port’s branding, communications and marketing efforts. This past spring, the Port contracted with the City’s Communications division to develop a communications and marketing plan for the agency. The website launch follows a series of new marketing initiatives.

The new website design features a robust search engine and interactive elements to provide easy navigation, including new fact sheets, a new facility map offering details about major Port tenants, land-uses and public amenities. It also includes new opportunities to stay connected with the Port through social media, e-newsletters, news updates and hot topics.

Earlier this year, the Port announced their best year in operational history, and this week, the Port launched a strategic visioning process to establish new short-term and long-term strategic priorities to help further the Port’s operations and financial success. The new website seeks to build on the Port’s current operational success and furthers the Port’s communications and marketing priorities.

The Port of Redwood City is the only deep-water port in the South San Francisco Bay, with a channel depth of 30 feet mean lower low water (MLLW), offering three deep-water berths and five wharves to support international foreign trade and maritime activities of the Silicon Valley region and west coast of the United States.

About Port of Redwood City
While in use since 1851, the Port of Redwood City was founded by City Charter in 1937. The Port of Redwood City is located 18 nautical miles south of San Francisco and is the only deep-water port in the South San Francisco Bay. The Port of Redwood City serves the Silicon Valley region and provides inland transportation access via U.S. Highway 101 and Union Pacific Railroad. The Port’s key location enables tenants to save both time and shipping costs. The Port of Redwood City specializes in bulk, neo-bulk and liquid cargoes. Having a strategic location, available deep-water facilities and efficient service, has enabled the Port of Redwood City to become the fastest growing “small” bulk port in California.”

The Port has more than one mile of waterfront public access, walkways and viewing areas. These include waterfront parks with picnic areas, restrooms, public art and parking. Other amenities include watercraft sailboats, kayaks and other personal watercraft available for rent and conference facilities. The Port also offers a public fishing pier and the only public boat launching facility with access to San Francisco Bay south of Coyote Point. A boat launch at the Port of Redwood City is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

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