Supporting the Fleet

San Diego is the Navy’s principal West Coast megaport, and Association member companies play a key role in national defense, providing a strategic location for essential maintenance of Navy vessels.

No public ship repair yard exists in the Port of San Diego, making the Association’s member companies and skilled maritime tradesman and women essential components of the Navy’s short-term and long-term vessel maintenance plans.

The Association in the News

Known to many as “invisible patriots”, member companies provide crucial support for the fleet and are an important part of national defense and Navy readiness. The industry is a powerful economic engine for our region, employing tens of thousands of San Diegans and contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to the San Diego economy each year. Member companies are proud to support our community, providing resources, volunteers and contributions to programs like Operation Clean Sweep, Barrio Station and others.