Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Drive: San Diego, the Working Port

Checking out the news this weekend, I find that it's "Maritime Month" here in San Diego and our Port is again sponsoring free bus and boat tours of their facilities like the one I took back in 2012 when I took this photo of cars being unloaded at the Pasha Automotive Services. It's amazing how quickly the whole process goes.

[From my personal collection]

 Last year over 400,000 cars (many different brands including Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi) came into the country through the National City Marine Terminal which means that 1 in 10 vehicles on our roads pass through San Diego.*

Note: Here's a link to a story earlier this year when the cars were arriving too fast to be unloaded right away.

*And let's not forget all the bananas and other tropical fruit that Dole ships to the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal every week in one of their yellow boats. (And they give you a free banana when you board the Port's tour bus.)

[Photo: Unified Port of San Diego]

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