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Welcome to Stockton
Built during the California Gold Rush, Stockton’s seaport serves as a gateway to the Central Valley and beyond. It provided easy access for trade and transportation to the southern gold mines.
Port of Stockton
The Port of Stockton is situated at the hub of several major freeways, two transcontinental railroads, an international waterway and a regional airport. The Port boasts first class warehouse storage and handling facilities for both dry and liquid bulk materials and the first class facilities and equipment to handle breakbulk and containerized cargoes by land or sea. The Deepwater Ship Channel has an average depth of 35 feet (10.6 meters), and reaches an average of 40 feet (12.2 meters) at high tide. Vessels in between 45,000 and 55,000 DWT, and wide-beam 60,000 DWT ships, can easily navigate the passage with a full load, while up to 80,000 DWT vessels can make the trip with a partial load. The channel does not have a width restriction and ships up to 900 feet (275 meters) LOA.