The Port At Work

Governor’s Top Economic Advisor Talks Competitiveness at the Port

California’s top economic advisor, Lenny Mendonca, met with Port leadership and customers on November 15, 2019 to create greater economic opportunity in the region. Mendonca began his visit with a tour seeing Port operations firsthand including the shoreside power system enabling vessels to plug into electricity at berth, reducing air emissions by 87%.

Mendonca addressed read more

|November 18th, 2019|Business, Events, News, The Port At Work|Comments Off on Governor’s Top Economic Advisor Talks Competitiveness at the Port
Nancy Lindholm, President and CEO of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce sharing her support of the Port’s job creation and growing together with the Port

State of the Port Address Presented to Oxnard Chamber

OHD Board President Jess Herrera Speaks

Suggesting that the business community should be “mad as hell’ at the stagnant economic growth in the county, Oxnard Harbor District Board President Jess Herrera addressed the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce members on October 10, 2019 with a path forward for economic prosperity. Throughout his speech, Herrera referenced the read more

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Port Awarded Excellence in Financial Reporting

Meeting High Standards for a 9th Consecutive Year

August 2019 – For the ninth consecutive year, the Port of Hueneme is being recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award highlights the Port’s FY2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) which was carefully read more

|August 12th, 2019|Business, News, The Port At Work|Comments Off on Port Awarded Excellence in Financial Reporting
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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 on July 22, 2019. This 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 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 Welcomes First Zero-Emission Crane

Clean Air, Green Jobs, and Zero-Emission Ship to Shore Delivery

July 9, 2019 – The Port of Hueneme joined stevedoring company Ports America on Saturday to welcome a zero-emission mobile harbor crane all the way from the Port of Bremerhaven, Germany. The new addition is the next step in the Port’s green initiatives. It will read more

|July 10th, 2019|Business, Events, News, The Port At Work|Comments Off on Port Welcomes First Zero-Emission Crane

Port Remains Committed to Fiscal Responsibility

The Port Leads the Way in Pre-Funding OPEB Liabilities

June 12, 2019 – For the third year in a row, the Oxnard Harbor District’s Board of Commissioners voted to reduce the Port’s unfunded liability by funding another $500,000 to the District’s California Employers’ Retiree Benefit Trust (CERBT) account for their fiscal year ending June 30, read more

|June 12th, 2019|Business, News, The Port At Work|Comments Off on Port Remains Committed to Fiscal Responsibility

Port Adds 2,201 Local Jobs, Spurs Economic Growth for Ventura County

The Port of Hueneme leads Ventura County’s economic growth with 15,834 total jobs in 2018, an increase from 13,633 in 2015. In their newest economic study, the Port shows substantial increases in job creation, economic activity, tax revenue generated for local cities, and total economic activity.

Oxnard Harbor District President Jess Herrera stated, “For over read more

|May 30th, 2019|Business, News, The Port At Work|Comments Off on Port Adds 2,201 Local Jobs, Spurs Economic Growth for Ventura County

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
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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

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. Automobiles make up the greatest percentage of the District’s ocean freight operating revenue. The Oxnard Harbor District has contracts with three vehicle distribution companies for the handling of vehicles transiting the Port. These read more