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Dock Talk Spring 2019

The Port’s Dock Talk – Spring 2019

Spring 2019’s Dock Talk is here! (Download as PDF)

In this issue:

Message from Jess Herrera, President, Board of Harbor Commissioners
Welcome from Kristin Decas, CEO & Port Director
Project Highlights: What’s in the Works at the Port?
Customer Spotlight: Frank Briseño, Mission Produce Inc. 
Port Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Guatemala, Announces Sister Port Relationship
Vice President Jess Ramirez Retires from ILWU
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|April 17th, 2019|Business, Community, News|Comments Off on The Port’s Dock Talk – Spring 2019
MAST Expo: April 10, 2019

6th Annual MAST Technology Expo at Port of Hueneme

STEM Students, Innovators, Community Leaders, and Maritime Partners Sail on In

PORT OF HUENEME, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Over 300 STEM students channeled through the buzzing innovation hub at the Port’s 6th Annual Maritime Advanced Systems & Technology Expo (MAST). The Expo introduced our inquisitive and pioneering young minds to the exciting world of read more

|April 11th, 2019|Business, Community, Events, News|Comments Off on 6th Annual MAST Technology Expo at Port of Hueneme
Ports Day

Port of Hueneme Celebrates 2019 Western Hemisphere Ports Day

Highlighting the Economic and Social Justice Ports Provide Around the Globe

The Port of Hueneme is proud to be Ventura County’s door to the world, spurring global trade for local growers, manufacturers and businesses. Today, we celebrate our Port, as well as all others in our hemisphere, for the economic engines that they are for read more

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Kristin Decas

Kristin Decas Named as a Women of the Year Award Recipient for Senate District 19

In celebration of March’s Women’s History Month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Monique Limón honored Port of Hueneme CEO & Port Director Kristin Decas, along with 4 other women from Senate District 19, for their commitment to improving the lives of those in the community.

“Representing a wide diversity of backgrounds and contributions, these read more

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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

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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

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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