The Port of Redwood City is governed by a five-member Board of Port Commissioners appointed by the City Council. The commission has authority to manage and set policy for the Port of Redwood City and to select its Executive Director. In 2008, the Port of Redwood City handled a total of 1.5 million tons of cargo.
Wharves 1 and 2 in the Port of Redwood City are a total of 260 meters long with alongside depth of 10.4 meters. They handle bulk cement and general cargo, and there is a 2.8 thousand square meter transit shed adjacent to the wharves.
Wharves 3 and 4 are a total of 137.2 meters long with alongside depth of 10.4 meters, and they have additional berths of 85.3 meters with dolphins. These Port of Redwood City wharves handle scrap metal and dry bulk cargoes.
The Port of Redwood City's Wharf 5 handles petroleum and liquid bulk products. It is 152.4 meters long with alongside depth of 10.4 meters.
The Port of Redwood City contains over a 1.6 kilometers of waterfront public access including parks, picnic areas, a boat launch, and public facilities. With a depth of three meters at low tide, the Port of Redwood City also operates a 190-berth marina that can accommodate vessels up to 50 feet long.