A high value commodity handled at the Port of Hueneme includes the import and export of automobiles and other rolling stock. Automobiles make up the greatest percentage of the District’s ocean freight operating revenue. The Oxnard Harbor District has contracts with three vehicle distribution companies for the handling of vehicles transiting the Port. These companies perform pre delivery inspection and technical service on the vehicles prior to delivery coordinating their inland transportation to regional dealerships. These three vehicle distribution companies are BMW of North America, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and Glovis, Inc.
These companies make the Port of Hueneme an important west coast gateway for the import and export of automobiles and other rolling stock. The Port has dedicated approximately 34 acres of terminal land for use by its automobile customers.
The Port of Hueneme’s geographic location, close to the greater western regional automobile markets, along with the Vehicle Distribution Companies’ productivity and attention to the auto industry are central to the establishment of the Port as an important automotive gateway center.