Uncongested US West Coast Ro-Ro Hub With Quicker Throughput And More Capacity
The only US West Coast commercial deepwater seaport between Los Angeles and San Francisco, The Port of Hueneme specializes in autos and other ro-ro, high-and-heavy and project cargo. Strategically located in the centre of the most populated state in the US with one of the largest automotive industry markets. The Port of Hueneme handles over 5% of all US car volume and 13.4% of all West Coast ro-ro tonnage.
Why Original Equipment Manufacturers Choose The Port of Hueneme
The Port of Hueneme is the geographic epicentre for the consumer auto markets of Central and Southern California, and the growing Southern Nevada region. Optimally positioned to serve emerging short sea shipping opportunities. The Port offers a dedicated ro-ro terminal, six deepwater berths, and 8,000 parking bays, adjacent to three auto processors who have handled as many
as 300,000 autos, with capacity to meet increasing demand. The Port is the grantee of the Foreign Trade Zone #205, which defers Customs duty until they are ready for U.S. consumption, shipped on to another FTZ, or another country, with the duty deferment still in effect or paying no duty at all.
The Port of Hueneme is a vital link in the automotive industry supply chain and has experienced consistent growth since the first vehicles arrived in 1977. A full-service auto port with highly skilled and motivated teams focused on unique customer requirements, maximum productivity and minimal risk of danger.
World Class Processing
Vehicles are processed by three nearby world-class facilities: Pacific Vehicle Processors (WWL), Global Auto Processing Services Inc, and BMW.
Easy Intermodal Access
Uncongested waterways, docks and transportation corridors result in quick turnaround time and fewer delays. Near dock access to Ventura County Railroad (VCRR), a local short line rail system with the highest safety ratings, operated by Genessee & Wyoming. VCRR is an integral corridor for the movement of autos through the port and its processing facilities, interchanging with Union Pacific Railroad, providing an important intermodal link throughout North America. The port’s intermodal corridor provides streamlined access to major California transportation routes, US Highway 101 and Interstate 5.
- Percentage of business in automotive: 60% of operating income.
- Existing OEM’s: BMW, Mini Cooper, Rolls Royce, Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, Maserati, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Aston Martin, Mitsubishi, General Motors, Honda, Acura, Toyota, Nissan, Tesla.
- Annual turnover: More than 270,000 autos 49,000 high-and-heavy units.
- Auto carriers: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, EUKOR Car Carriers, Glovis, K-Line, Seims, Mitsui OSK Lines, NYK.
- Key auto trade partners include: Europe, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Mediterranean, East Asia, Latin America, South Africa, FTZ #205.
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