Port of Stockton landscape at sunset

The Port of Stockton Today

Located on the Stockton Deepwater Ship Channel, 75 nautical miles (120 km) due east of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Port of Stockton, California, owns and operates a diversified and major transportation center that encompasses a 2000-acre (809 hectares) operating area.

The Port has berthing space for 17 vessels, 1.1 million square feet (102,000 sq. meters) of dockside transit sheds and shipside rail trackage, 7.7 million square feet (715,000 sq. meters) of warehousing for both dry bulk and general cargoes, including steel. Each warehouse is also served by rail.

Accommodate Large Vessels

Stockton’s deepwater channel has an average depth of 35 feet (10 meters), and an average depth at high tide of 40 feet (12 meters) – PANAMAX.

Vessels in the 45,000 to 55,000 ton class, and maximum 60,000 ton class (for certain wide-beam vessels) can use the channel fully loaded. Up to 80,000 ton class vessels can transit the channel partially loaded. There is no width restriction of vessels, and ships up to 900 feet (275 meters) in length can navigate the Stockton Ship Channel.

Connect Your Business

The Port is one-mile from Interstate 5, and all interconnecting major highway systems. Rail service is provided by two transcontinental railroads, Union Pacific and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

Handle Diverse Cargo

The Port of Stockton maintains flexibility in planning, construction and modification of its facilities and equipment. Continuously seeking better and more productive ways to handle a diversified aggregation of cargoes, the Port has installed three traveling, multi-purpose, 30-ton Bridge Cranes – one on Dock No. 3/4 and two on Dock No. 10/11. All three cranes handle dry bulk cargoes as well as containers and steel products and are equipped with 15-cubic yard grabs and container frames. Both facilities can handle cargo from vessels direct to truck, rail (one of two loop railroad tracks serves Dock 10/11), dockside storage and by conveyor.

As a fully operating Port, a fleet of 30,000 to 60,000 lb. fork lift trucks, slings, spreader bars, coil rams, front-end loaders, hoppers and conveyor belts and other equipment are maintained for handling and storing steel products, other general cargoes and bulk materials. The Port also offers stevedoring services to customers.

The Port is well-suited and situated to handle heavy steel and project cargoes with its excellent overland transportation connections. With over 30 acres (12 hectares) of paved surfaces, we can allow easy assembly and pre-staging of this type of cargo. In addition to the three bridge-type cranes, floating cranes and mobile truck cranes are available to handle these cargoes. The bridge cranes can also unload any kind of import bulk material, and two bulk loading towers are used to load all types of export bulk and break bulk materials.

Distribute Cargo Nationally and Internationally

Recounting the Port of Stockton’s assets, it has first class warehouse storage and handling facilities for both dry and liquid bulk materials, facilities and equipment to handle break-bulk and containerized cargoes by land or by sea. Immediate access to two transcontinental railroads is complemented by two loop railroads, one on-dock, for accommodating unit trains for export of bulk and break bulk products such as steel coils. All of these components place the Port in an ideal position for national and international distribution.

Relative to industrial development, the Port is especially attractive to, and interested in, attracting projects that require waterborne transportation for delivery of raw or finished goods.

Serve Clients Efficiently

All of the Port’s services are directed by experienced people through one administrative complex. This provides a unique advantage for flexibility as well as efficiency. The Port of Stockton publishes tariffs, stevedores cargoes, assigns berths, supervises cargo activity, provides shipping documentation, accounting and rate quotations. It is a broad hands-on effort that includes marketing, traffic, property management, warehousing, distribution, data processing and police protection services to its customers.

The Port of Stockton’s staff welcome your interest and invite your inquiries concerning the Port’s services and facilities. Please see our contact page for information.