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First PLA Project in Port History Breaks Ground

Putting local people to work and creating green jobs

The final step in the Port’s South Terminal Modernization came to fruition today. Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Port’s cargo enhancement project was much more than a typical golden shovel event, it represented over 5 years of planning and execution to grow the Port’s capacity and read more

|July 22nd, 2019|Business, Community, Events, News, The Port At Work|Comments Off on First PLA Project in Port History Breaks Ground

Port Hosts 13th Annual Coastal Trident – State’s Largest Security & Emergency Response Exercise

June 19, 2019 – Blasts, sirens blazing, helicopters circling above head, mock triage centers, simulated oil spills, and over 20 emergency and law enforcement agencies descended on the Port of Hueneme today for the state’s largest security and emergency response exercise – Coastal Trident.

“The Port’s Coastal Trident exercise is aimed to sharpen the collaborative read more

|June 19th, 2019|Community, Events, News|Comments Off on Port Hosts 13th Annual Coastal Trident – State’s Largest Security & Emergency Response Exercise
Cam Spencer, Port Public and Government Relations Manager; Jess Herrera, Oxnard Harbor District President; Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Kristin Decas, Port Director and CEO; and Giles Pettifor; Port Environmental Manager pictured at the Port of Hueneme surround by green cargo handling equipment and green cargo

Port Hosts Congressional Roundtable on Climate Crisis with Congressmembers Julia Brownley & Kathy Castor

The Port of Hueneme welcomed Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Congresswoman Kathy Castor on Friday, May 31, 2019 for a roundtable discussion addressing the climate crisis. Brownley, recently appointed to the Congressional Select Committee on the Climate Crisis stated, “I was delighted to bring Chair Castor here to the Port of Hueneme as it is read more

|June 5th, 2019|Business, Community, Events, News|Comments Off on Port Hosts Congressional Roundtable on Climate Crisis with Congressmembers Julia Brownley & Kathy Castor
World Trade Week Event 2019

Port Goes Around the World for International Trade Week

Hosts 10 Countries, International Companies & Local Businesses

Trade consulates, multinational companies, and Ventura County’s local business community convened on May 21, 2019 to talk trade, tariffs and the new USMCA agreement at the Port of Hueneme.

Oxnard Harbor District President, Jess Herrera welcomed attendees stating, “Trade, it’s a beautiful thing. It drives economic growth, enhances read more

|May 21st, 2019|Business, Community, Events, News|Comments Off on Port Goes Around the World for International Trade Week
Port of Hueneme: Committed to Community

Port Celebrates Earth Day with Launch of World’s First Ship to Store Zero Emission Avocado Project

PORT OF HUENEME, April 22, 2019 – Continuing their legacy of commitment to the community and the environment, the Port of Hueneme joined project partners at the Port of Los Angeles on Monday to kick-off a $3 million investment to provide zero emission avocados to Ventura County and the State.The project is a result of read more

|April 23rd, 2019|Business, Community, News|Comments Off on Port Celebrates Earth Day with Launch of World’s First Ship to Store Zero Emission Avocado Project
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

|April 5th, 2019|Business, Community, Events, News|Comments Off on Port of Hueneme Celebrates 2019 Western Hemisphere Ports Day
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

|April 2nd, 2019|Business, Community, News|Comments Off on Kristin Decas Named as a Women of the Year Award Recipient for Senate District 19
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