About the Port

The Port of San Francisco manages 7.5 miles of waterfront that is home to popular destinations and attractions, historic districts, small businesses and robust maritime opportunities. The Port works to advance environmentally and financially sustainable maritime, recreational, and economic opportunities for the City, Bay Area, and California.

The Port acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone, who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost, or forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory.

We recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the Ancestors, Elders, and Relatives of the Ramaytush Ohlone community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples.


The seal of California appears on the tile floors outside the Port Conference Room at the Ferry Building.
Port Commission
Port flag at the Ferry Building
Divisions and Staff
People walking on Pier 14
Advisory Committees
Child with binoculars at Pier 39
Diversity & Equity
Port staff watch during emergency exercises
Careers and Internships

Plans, Reports and Documents

Learn more about Port initiatives, waterfront plans, programs and reports.

The Port has 10 sister port agreements with different ports all over the world. Sister port partnerships allow both parties to share policies and best practices on port planning and building, port management and operations, environmental protection measures, port safety and security, supply chain logistics, and cruise tourism. These partnerships also encourage more trade and business opportunities between the two ports by promoting the economic and commercial benefits of doing business with the sister port. Mostly, sister port relationships are a recognition of a good relationship between ports.

  • Osaka, Japan (October 26, 1967)
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Keelung, Republic of China (September 15, 1992)
  • Haifa, Israel
  • Shanghai, China (June 2, 1980)
  • Manila, Phillipines (November 2, 2014)
  • Le Havre, France
  • Acapulco, Mexico,
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Valparaiso, Chile