Port of Stockton: San Francisco Bar Pilots

The San Francisco Bar Pilots are one of the important cogs in our supply chain wheel.  They are tasked with boarding the vessels eleven miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge via a rope ladder often in rough seas and taking control of the vessels en route to the Port of Stockton. Once on the bridge of the ship, the Pilot oversees navigation and ensures the safe passage of ships into the Bay and through the Delta until it is secured alongside its berth at the Port. Without these Pilots the Port could not perform its mission to provide jobs and economic stability for the region. Within the larger San Francisco Bar Pilots Association there is a smaller subdivision that is approved to take vessels all the way to the Port of Stockton.  They are called the River Pilots and this is their story…   

 
  • Advantage Stockton: Port of Opportunity

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    In the Central Valley, all roads lead to the Port of Stockton. Located near Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, the Port of Stockton imports and exports over 4 million tons annually and trades with more than 55 countries around the world. The Port of Stockton is also home to one of the cleanest biomass facilities in the country. The Port serves as the economic hub for the City of Stockton and San Joaquin County by attracting industry and creating family wage jobs.
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  • Port Of Stockton Video: Antioch Dunes Project

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    Founded in 1980, The Antioch Dunes Project is designed to restore and protect the habitat of 3 endangered species: The Contra Costa Wallflower, The Antioch Dunes Evening Primrose, and Lange’s Metalmark Butterfly. The Port provides sand from their annual dredging maintenance and uses it to help restore the dunes. This is one of many innovative solutions the Port of Stockton embraces as a regional leader and responsible neighbor.
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  • Port of Stockton Video: Barn Owl Nest Boxes

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    The Port of Stockton created the Barn Owl Nest Boxes Program to enhance Barn Owl population at the port. The point of the program is to reduce pesticide use, protect our levies, and create a great program to share with the public and foster interaction.
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  • Port of Stockton Video: Boggs Tract Community Farm

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    Boggs Tract Community Farm is an urban farm adjacent to the Port of Stockton. The Port owns the land and leases it to a nonprofit. Working with the farm provides the Port with a great opportunity to contribute to residences adjacent to the port. The farm's goal is to help people live more sustainable lives.
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  • Port of Stockton Video: Overview

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    Situated at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, Stockton is a natural transit hub with a rich history of commerce and trade. The Port of Stockton’s unique position at the intersection of waterways, highways and railways has made it a booming center of economic activity and a gateway for imports and exports across the West Coast.
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  • Port of Stockton: San Francisco Bar Pilots

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    The San Francisco Bar Pilots are one of the important cogs in our supply chain wheel.  They are tasked with boarding the vessels eleven miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge via a rope ladder often in rough seas and taking control of the vessels en route to the Port of Stockton. Once on the bridge of the ship, the Pilot oversees navigation and ensures the safe passage of ships into the Bay and through the Delta until it is secured alongside its berth at the Port. Without these Pilots the Port could not perform its mission to provide jobs and economic stability for the region. Within the larger San Francisco Bar Pilots Association there is a smaller subdivision that is approved to take vessels all the way to the Port of Stockton.  They are called the River Pilots and this is their story…   
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  • Port Proud Stockton Proud

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    The Port of Stockton is proud to bring in 230 ships from 55 countries, moving approximately 4 million tons of cargo with a value exceeding $1.5 Billion annually. We are proud to support more than 5,500 local family wage jobs and to contribute to the economic vitality of the region. Our inland location brings together river, road, and rail to create a unique goods movement corridor serving Stockton, California and our Nation. We are Port Proud, Stockton Proud.
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