We Keep Your Cargo Safe and Secure

Safety and security are top priorities at the Port of Hueneme. Since September 11, 2001, the Port and other government agencies responsible for security have greatly expanded their efforts to protect the Port complex and surrounding communities. The Port takes a leadership role in the development of strategies to mitigate security risks in the port complex, working closely with multiple partners, both public and private, to plan and coordinate security measures.

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TWIC Requirements

Entry to restricted areas of the Port of Hueneme requires a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security identification program ensures that people accessing secure terminals have received a thorough background check and are not a security threat.

A TWIC is required for all Port employees, terminal operators, longshore workers, truckers and others who require regular, unescorted access to restricted areas and vessels.

Access for non-TWIC holders: To access restricted Port-operated facilities, you must be accompanied by a person who has been issued a TWIC and trained as an escort. You can make arrangements, including cost, with these approved for-hire escorts. Please note that leased Port terminals have their own guidelines, and you will need to contact them for more information.

Protecting The Port

Port personnel monitor facilities, rail and road systems, respond to calls and have authority to access all marine terminals and cargo at the Port. Port personnel also operate round-the-clock camera surveillance, explosives detectors and other technologies to maintain protection of Port facilities, operations and employees.
Port personnel work with many government agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Police Department, Fire Department, County Sheriff, Department of Emergency Management, and other state and local law enforcement agencies.

C-TPAT Certification

We are currently an applicant for membership of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), a government-business coalition committed to security and the expedited flow of international trade. This U.S. Customs and Border Protection program allows member importers to move their cargo more efficiently through security.

Port Security Partners

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Joint Regional Intelligence Center
  • Naval Base Ventura County
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Services
  • Navy Region Southwest
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • California Emergency Management
  • Oxnard Fire Department
  • Oxnard Police Department
  • Ventura County Fire Department
  • Ventura County Sheriff’s Department
  • Port Hueneme Police Department
  • City of Port Hueneme
  • Industry
  • Port Expansion

Port Expansion

The Oxnard Harbor District has completed an aggressive port expansion program made possible by the 1997 acquisition of former Navy property read more

  • Auto Import and Export

Auto Import and Export

A high value commodity handled at the Port of Hueneme includes the import and export of automobiles and other rolling stock. read more

  • California Fresh Port

California Fresh Port

The Port of Hueneme began 80 years ago with a mission to provide California’s central coast agricultural community with an ocean link read more