Port of Redwood City fishing pole over Redwood Creek.
Maritime Fun Fact: More than 45 million people go fishing in the United States every year.
At the Port of Redwood City, we are starting the new year full of optimism and excitement. Whether you are familiar or new to the Currents newsletter, we are glad to have you on board! The monthly Currents newsletter provides up-to-date information on Port operations, tenants, events and more. 

This month, we are spotlighting the Port’s tenant, Pabco Gypsum. Our tenants support industries throughout the greater Bay Area every day and it is an honor to partner with them at our waterfront. 

Additionally, the Port recently announced the launch of its annual sponsorship program. The program provides funding to eligible local non-profit organizations and events that focus on maritime and waterfront recreation activities. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now. 
Warm Regards,
Kristine A. Zortman
Executive Director, Port of Redwood City 

Tenant Spotlight: Pabco Gypsum
Have you ever wondered where your home's walls and ceilings come from? Meet Pabco Gypsum, a port tenant who imports gypsum regularly from Mexico as part of the Port's international maritime trade, supporting the building industry in the greater Bay Area and beyond. Gypsum boards, also known as drywall, plasterboard or wallboard, are used as partitions and linings of walls, ceilings, roofs and floors.

Pabco Gypsum is a family-owned and operated business that has been serving North America for nearly 50 years, since 1972, manufacturing and shipping gypsum board from its Newark, California facility. Years later, the company expanded with the acquisition of its Las Vegas plant and gypsum quarry in Nevada. Both plants have undergone upgrades and now supply over 1.65 billion square feet of gypsum board annually.

It is highly probable that the building wallboards in the Bay Area were manufactured by Pabco Gypsum.

Learn more about Pabco Gypsum. 
Port of Redwood City public fishing pier.
Get ready for February fishing at the Port
We are excited to share that our renovated public fishing pier, located at 460 Seaport Ct. in Redwood City, will open the first week of February. The new modern fishing pier includes sleek wire rails for optimal waterfront viewing, new interpretational signage of the local fish species, ADA improvements and peek-a-boo decking to see the water floating beneath your toes. The public fishing pier offers free, unrestricted public access and unlike most areas in California, fishing from the public pier does not require individuals to possess a fishing license.  

Here are a few of the Port’s fishing tips: 

  • Dawn and dusk are the best times to go fishing since prey becomes more active when light is reduced. 
  • Check the tides and currents. We recommend fishing between high tide and low tide. 
  • Keep your bait in a covered bucket or in a live well. 
  • Please remember to clean up and remove all your lines, waste and fishing equipment.

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony is anticipated in the first week of March. For more information on the Port’s waterfront recreation offerings, click on the button below. 
Call for sponsorships
The Port of Redwood City is now accepting sponsorship applications for local programs and events taking place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. The application period will close on April 1, 2022 at 5 p.m. Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Port. 

Limited funding opportunities are available, and priority is given to events and organizations aligned with the Port’s purposes, maritime commerce and waterfront recreation, within the four focus areas listed below:  

   1) Economic growth 
   2) Environmental stewardship 
   3) Youth and education 
   4) Community benefit 

If you have any questions regarding the Port of Redwood City sponsorship application process, please contact us by phone at (650) 306-4150 or by email at info@redwoodcityport.com