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The Port of Hueneme caps off a week of focus on California’s Ports with a groundbreaking for their newest project, deepening the harbor an additional five feet. The project is largely funded by a $12.3 million TIGER Grant (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Port Celebrates California Ports Day with Deepening Project Groundbreaking

Championing Social Justice and Environmental Leadership

The Port of Hueneme capped off a week of focus on California’s ports in February 2019 with a groundbreaking for their newest project, deepening the harbor an additional five feet. The project is largely funded by a $12.3 million TIGER Grant (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) from the U.S. read more

|February 22nd, 2019|Business, Events, News|Comments Off on Port Celebrates California Ports Day with Deepening Project Groundbreaking
Kristin Decas

Kristin Decas Named General Manager of the Year for Growing Cargo and Protecting the Environment

In February 2019, the Oxnard Harbor District/Port of Hueneme’s CEO & Port Director Kristin Decas was named General Manager of the Year by the Ventura County Special District Association. The Association has represented over 20 independently governed special districts located in Ventura County since 1974. Decas was among many nominated for the top award.

“I read more

|February 15th, 2019|Business, Community, News|Comments Off on Kristin Decas Named General Manager of the Year for Growing Cargo and Protecting the Environment

Port of Hueneme Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Guatemala and Announces Sister Port Relationship

In January 2019, the Port of Hueneme made history with the monumental signing of a major sister port agreement with Puerto Quetzal, the leading Guatemalan seaport, marking the first time a U.S. West Coast port executed such an agreement. The historic ceremony concludes the Port of Hueneme’s first ever trade mission to Guatemala, a read more

|January 24th, 2019|Business, Community, News|Comments Off on Port of Hueneme Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Guatemala and Announces Sister Port Relationship

The Port of Hueneme-Oxnard Harbor District’s Bond Rating Upgraded From ‘BBB+’ to ‘A’

January 2019 – The Port of Hueneme, owned by the Oxnard Harbor District, was notified that years of responsible fiscal policy and strategic monetary planning has earned them an ‘A’ Credit Rating from the Standard and Poor (S & P) bond rating system.

“As an independent special district that does not rely on taxes read more

|January 17th, 2019|Business, News|Comments Off on The Port of Hueneme-Oxnard Harbor District’s Bond Rating Upgraded From ‘BBB+’ to ‘A’

Commissioner Jess Herrera Takes Helm as Oxnard Harbor District President in Historic 7th Term

On January 14, 2019, the Port of Hueneme welcomed new leadership on Monday evening, as the Board of Harbor Commissioners unanimously voted Jess Herrera to serve as President for 2019.

President Herrera was first elected to the Board in 1994, and has been the longest consecutively serving Commissioner in Port history with 2019 as read more

|January 14th, 2019|Business, Community, News|Comments Off on Commissioner Jess Herrera Takes Helm as Oxnard Harbor District President in Historic 7th Term

Automotive Customers Recommit to the Port of Hueneme

Securing Jobs and Stability for the Local Workforce

January 7, 2019 — Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WWO) joins BMW North America (BMW) and GLOVIS America (GLOVIS) to secure their presence at the Port of Hueneme with long-term contracts.

Representing over half of the Port’s cargo revenue, the automobiles being imported will reach more than 13 states. In addition, read more

|January 7th, 2019|Business, News, The Port At Work|Comments Off on Automotive Customers Recommit to the Port of Hueneme
Tony Skinner

Port Signs First Ever Project Labor Agreement

On Monday night, December 10, 2018, the Oxnard Harbor District Board of Commissioners took a historic step in signing a Project Labor Agreement. The first of its kind in the Port’s 81-year history, the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) will ensure local labor for all Port projects estimated at or over $250,000. The PLA will read more

|December 12th, 2018|Business, News, The Port At Work|Comments Off on Port Signs First Ever Project Labor Agreement
NYK’s Monoceros Leader Celebrates Maiden Voyage at the Port of Hueneme

NYK’s Monoceros Leader Celebrates Maiden Voyage

Delivering approximately 900 new Subaru automobiles, the Monoceros Leader completed its maiden voyage from Japan to the west coast of the United States on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. At 200 meters long and 12 stories tall, the vessel has the capacity to carry over 7,000 automobiles, making it one of the largest vessels to read more

|November 15th, 2018|Business, News|Comments Off on NYK’s Monoceros Leader Celebrates Maiden Voyage
Chiquita Container

Chiquita Renews Contract with the Port of Hueneme

November 2018: Chiquita sticks with Hueneme, signing a long-term contract with the Port. The new contract builds on their thriving business relationship which began in 2004.

Oxnard Harbor District President Mary Anne Rooney stated, “We are proud to have Chiquita continue to call Port of Hueneme home again as a customer for another eleven years. read more

|November 13th, 2018|Business, Community, News|Comments Off on Chiquita Renews Contract with the Port of Hueneme

Port Breaks Cargo Record

Cargo imports and exports hit an all-time high at the Port of Hueneme for FY2018 with 1.6 million tons of cargo moving through the Port. This represents an 8.1% increase over last year’s performance of 1.48 million cargo tons. The previous cargo record was set in FY2015 with 1.56 million cargo tons.

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|October 24th, 2018|Business, News|Comments Off on Port Breaks Cargo Record