Port of Sacramento
The Port of Sacramento, now known as the "Port of West Sacramento", is an inland port located 79 nautical miles (146 km) northeast of San Francisco, and is centered in one of the richest agricultural regions in the world. Cargo ships access the Port of Sacramento through San Francisco Bay and passage up the Sacramento River and the Sacramento deep water channel. The ship channel is 43 miles (69 km) long and its project depth is 30 feet (9.1 m).
The Port of West Sacramento is used for the export of bagged and bulk rice. Construction materials such as cement, lumber and fertilizer make up a great deal of the Port's cargo volume. The Port is also used for the importation of large project cargo such as wind power generation equipment.
The Port of West Sacramento is an independent special district created by the State of California, governed by a commission of four appointees by the Mayor of West Sacramento and one by the county board of supervisors. The Port is managed by the city of West Sacramento and has projects to expand the services of the port.
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