About Us

Formed in 1989, the San Diego Port Tenants Association is a coalition of businesses and industries dedicated to enhancing trade, recreation, commerce, and tourism on San Diego Bay’s tidelands, while protecting the area’s environment.

 

A analysis on the “Economic Impacts of the San Diego Unified Port District” for FY2017 reports the Port’s direct and indirect contribution to regional employment is 70,000 jobs, making it the Port the second largest employer in the San Diego County.  The businesses located within the Port District’s boundaries generate $9.4 Billion annually in the regional economic impact. 

 

SDPTA membership includes representatives of manufacturing; ship building and repair; shipping and trade; marinas; commercial and sports fishermen; energy; the cruise ship industry; yacht clubs, aerospace and airport industries; the hospitality industry, including hotels, restaurants and retail merchants; as well as the U.S. Navy. 

The SDPTA has a Board of Directors made up of 40 representatives of master-lease holders, sub-tenants and associate members.  Additionally, there are committees in such diverse areas as Real Estate, Marine Recreation, Marine Industrial, and Membership & Marketing.  A staff of three carries out the day-to-day work of the Association.

As an environmental steward, the SDPTA won a $6 million grant in 2016 from the California Energy Commission to electrify cargo handling vehicles being operated by six working waterfront port tenants and develop an Intelligent Transportation System for trucks on terminal adjacent roads. The San Diego Port Sustainable Freight Demonstration Project is underway and will enhance market acceptance and deployment of a range of advanced vehicle technologies that will reduce Green House Gas emissions, reduce petroleum use, and benefit disadvantaged communities. The deployment of these new alternative energy heavy duty vehicles is key to meeting the Port of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan goals.  

SDPTA also produces an event called “Operation Clean Sweep”, the largest bay-wide cleanup and the only one featuring both military and civilian divers along with shoreside volunteers.  This event, done in partnership with the Unified Port of San Diego, SDG&E draws over 1,000 volunteer participants each year, half of which are members of the military.

 

As another year of exciting challenges continues to unfold, the SDPTA remains focused on protecting the interests of its members, while fulfilling its motto of: “Advancing trade, commerce, and tourism while protecting the environment.”

 

If your company is on the Tidelands or does business with the Port or its Tenants, the San Diego Port Tenants Association can be of help to you.  Call (619) 226-6546 for more information.

Officers & Staff

Board of Directors

Frank Plant, Chairman
John Laun, Vice Chairman
Perry Wright, Treasurer 
Claudia Valenzuela, Secretary
Sharon Cloward, President

Corchelle Worsham, Membership and Events Coordinator
Chelsea Bernie, Special Projects

Ray Ashley

Maritime Museum

Richard Bartell

Bartell Hotels

Lydia Bartell

Humphrey's Half Moon Inn & Suites

 

Susan Baumann

Bali Hai/Tom Ham's Lighthouse

 

Greg Boeh

GB Capital Holdings, LLC

Terry Buis

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair

 

Ray Carpenter

R.E. Staite Engineering, Inc.

 

Donna Chong

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Sharon Cloward**

San Diego Port Tenants Association

Paul Corso

Dixieline

 

Tom Driscoll

Driscoll Boatworks

 

Dennis DuBard

General Dynamics NASSCO

Brad Engel

Flagship Cruises & Events

Art Engel*

The Marine Group

 

Uri Feldman

Sunroad Enterprises

 

Tom Fetter*

T. Fetter & Company

Ken Franke

Sportsfishing Association of California

Samantha Galltin

BNSF Railway

 

Jim Garegnani

Solar Turbines

Hugh Hedin

Kona Kai Resort

 

Bill Hall*

4Liberty, Inc.

Roy Hobbs

Shelter Island Boatyard

Kip Howard

Allegis Development

Daniel Kuperschmid

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

John Laun

San Diego Yacht Club



* Director Emeritus

** SDPTA Staff

Eric Leslie

Harbor Island West Marina

Jonathan Litvack

Coronado Island Marriott

Didier Luneau

San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina

Sarah Marsh

Dole Fresh Fruit Co.

Nicole Madcour-Masri

Residence Inn & Springhill Suites San Diego Downtown Bayfront

Russell McCarthy*

Continental Maritime

Karen McElliott*

Chula Vista Marina & RV Resort

 

Mac McLaughlin

USS Midway Museum

 

Kevin Moriarty

Chula Vista Marina

 

George Palermo*

Flagship Cruises & Events

 

John Pasha

Pasha Automotive Services

Edward Plant*

Harborside Refrigerated Services

 

Frank Plant

Harborside Refrigerated Services

 

H.P. "Sandy" Purdon

Shelter Cove Marina

 

Todd Roberts

Marine Group Boat Works

 

Joey Principato

Santa Monica Seafood

Claudia Valenzuela

SDG&E

 

Jim Unger*

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Bruce Walton*

Terramar Retail Centers

Kathryn Wells

Hornblower Cruises & Events

 

Lee Wilson*

Continental Maritime (Ret)

 

Perry Wright

Considine & Considine

Dewey Youngerman

Huntington Ingalls (HII) San Diego Shipyard, Inc.

General Policy Guidelines

   The two underlying objectives of the SDPTA are to:

  • Collectively represent and promote a united forum of port tenants.

 

  • Advance and promote the common and mutual business interests of its members.

 

    Keeping those objectives in mind, the SDPTA is occasionally called upon to take a position on issues involving the Port District and its tenants.

   While exceptions may be made by a majority vote of the Board of               Directors, the following guidelines will apply:

  • The SDPTA will not represent the individual tenant in lease negotiations with the Port.

 

  • The President may provide information to the tenant of relevant issues which the Association or other tenants have been able to resolve in the past and refer him to members which might be willing to share information.

  • If an individual tenant has an issue which is universal to other tenants of the same category or to all tenants, then the President may raise the issue at to the Board to determine the appropriate action.

 

  • If an individual tenant is having a problem with having the Port respond properly or in a timely fashion to a request, the President may make inquiries of the Port and assist in the solution of the problem.

 

  • When a issue arises that involves competing interest among tenants, the Association will not take a position which is to the benefit of one tenant over the other. As noted in the opening paragraph, exceptions to this guideline may only be made by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

 

  • If the Port District determines that there is a need for more facilities of services which dilute an existing market or for which there is no new market, then the Association should assist the affected tenants. 

 

  • The Association should also encourage the Port to give existing tenants the opportunity to expand their services before bringing in a new tenant.
     

  • Before the Port invests public moneys into facilities, it should seek private investment, so that the Port itself does not compete with tenants.

SDPTA BYLAWS
Members

Ace Parking Management, Inc.

 

Allegis Development Services, Inc.

 

American Tuna Boat Assoc.

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair

 

BNSF Railway

 

Bali Hai Restaurant

Banner Bank

 

Bartell Hotels

 

Bay Club Hotel & Marina

 

Bellingham Marine Industries, Inc.

 

Big Bay Boom

Big Bay Yachts Inc. 

 

Brigantine Restaurant

 

Cabrillo Isle Marina

 

Cal Marine Cleaning

California Strategies

 

California Yacht Marina, INC

Carleton Management

 

Chevron

Chula Seafood San Diego

 

Chula Vista Marina and RV Resort

 

Chuck Hovey Yachts

 

Commander, Navy Region Southwest

 

Considine & Considine

 

Coronado Cays Homeowners Association

 

Coronado Cays Yacht Club

 

Coronado Chamber of Commerce

 

Coronado Island Marriott Resort

 

Coronado Yacht Club

 

CP Kelco

 

Crow's Nest Yachts

 

Cush Enterprises

 

Custom Marine Electronics

 

Dealy Development, Inc

Dixieline

 

Dole Fresh Fruit

 

Driscoll Boatworks, Inc.

 

Driscoll's Mission Bay

 

Driscoll's Wharf

 

Everingham Bros Bait Co.

Fast Forward Events

 

Fifth Avenue Ferry Landing

 

Fish Market Restaurant

 

Fisherman's Landing Corporation

 

Flagship Cruises & Events

 

General Dynamics NASSCO

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

 

H & M Landing

 

Half Moon Marina

 

Harbor Island West Marina

 

Harborside Refrigerated Services

 

Harvest Meat Company Inc.

HII San Diego Shipyard Inc.

High Seas Fuel Dock

 

Hilton Hotels Corporation

 

Hilton San Diego Airport Harbor Island

Homestreet Bank

 

Hornblower Cruises & Events

 

Humphrey's Half Moon Inn

 

Hub International Insurance Services

IKE Smart City

 

Industrial Environmental Association

InterContinental San Diego

International Longshore & Warehouse Union

 

Intrepid Landing

 

Island Palms Best Western Hotel & Marina

 

Island Prime/C-Level Restaurant

J + L Eppig Brewing 

 

Katz & Associates

Ketch Grill & Taps

Koehler Kraft Company, Inc.

 

Kona Kai Resort

 

Kona Kai Marina

Landmark Aviation

 

Landry's Restaurants/Peohe's

Latham & Watkins

Le Rondelet

Ledford Enterprises

 

Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Marina

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Manolatos Nelson Murphy

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Marina Cortez & Cortez Fuel Dock

 

Marine Group Boatworks

 

Marine Group Boatworks National City

 

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Marriott Residence Inn & Springhill Suites

 

Marriott Marina

 

Mikelson Yachts, Inc.

Mission Federal Credit Union

Mitsubishi Cement Corp

 

MJE Marketing Services, LLC

Montrose Environmental

 

National City Chamber of Commerce

 

Next Level Sailing

 

Nielsen Beaumont Marine, Inc.

Novare Law Group

 

Old Town Trolley of San Diego

Outdoor Boating Club

 

Pacific Tug Boat Services

 

Pacifica Companies

 

Pasha Automotive Services

PassPort to San Diego

Pier 32 Marina

 

Point Loma Marina

Point Loma Seafood

 

Point Loma Sports Fishing

 

Port Coronado Associates

 

Potter Electric Inc.

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch

Protea Waterfront Development

 

R.E. Staite Engineering, Inc.

 

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Sail San Diego

 

San Diego Association of Yacht Clubs

 

San Diego Bay Pilots Association

 

San Diego Business Journal

 

San Diego Tourism Authority

 

San Diego Convention Center Corp.

 

San Diego Marine Exchange

 

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

 

San Diego Mooring Company

 

San Diego Parade of Lights

 

San Diego Regional Airport Authority

 

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

San Diego Restaurant Mgmt. Co.

San Diego Sailing Tours

 

San Diego Sportfishing Council

 

San Diego Symphony

 

San Diego Yacht Club

Santa Monica Seafood

SCS Engineers

 

SDG&E

 

Sea Forth Boat Rental

SEA San Diego

Searles Valley Minerals

Shelter Cove Marina

 

Shelter Island Boatyard

 

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

 

Silver Gate Yacht Club

 

Solar Turbines Inc.

Southwestern Yacht Club

 

Specialty Seals & Accessories, Inc.

 

Sportfishing Association of California

 

Stevedoring Services of America

 

Strategic Management Group

Stream Realty

 

Sun Harbor Marina

  

Sunroad Resort Marina

Sunroad Enterprises

 

T. Fetter & Company

 

TCR Services

The Clay Company

The Grant Farm

The SoCo Group

 

Tom Ham's Lighthouse

US Coast Guard

USS Midway Museum

Unite Here Local 30

Westflex Industrial

Wonderlust Events LLC

Wood PLC

 

Wyndham San Diego Bayside

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