Modernization

Building for the Future, Today

The future course of the Port is set for positive growth and maritime innovation.

Strategic Plan Pillars

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Economic Vitality

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Infrastructure

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Environment

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Innovation & Technology

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Social Equity Community & Partners

A New Era of Modernization

The future course of the Port of Hueneme is set for positive growth and maritime innovation. With over $179 million of infrastructure to maintain, the Port has approximately $45 million worth of modernization projects in the queue over the next few years. The Port’s modernization efforts are anticipated to increase cargo capacity on vessels as they are able to load heavier coming into Port, increase safety and turn times on the South Terminal, and add well above 500 new jobs to our local economy. With the modernization of our South Terminal, the Port is prepared to handle more containerized cargo. The removal of an obsolete warehouse is making more room for the container operation and to accommodate our growing customers.

This fall, the Port welcomed their first hybrid electric mobile harbor crane. The port has completed the electrical Infrastructure to power the hybrid electric cranes during operation. As part of the ZANZEFF (Zero & Near Zero Emissions Freight Facilities) Grant, they are piloting two electric UTRs (cargo moving trucks) as well. Also completed was a $4 million repaving project covering most of the Port, thanks to a $1.4 million EDA grant to improve traffic circulation and safety.

They recently replaced their high mast lighting with energy-efficient LED, reducing energy costs and light pollution for migrating birds.

Improved Freight Mobility

As owner of the Ventura County RailRoad that connects with the Port’s on and near-dock infrastructure, planned improvements will maximize the structural integrity and efficiency of the intermodal network. New surfacing will optimize freight mobility and improve traffic flow along the Port’s intermodal corridor.

Increased Intermodal Velocity

The Port’s Intermodal Corridor Improvement Project provides long-term infrastructure enhancements that facilitate the efficient movement of cargo in the most environmentally responsible manner possible. The Project provides critical road and rail corridor upgrades ensuring increased intermodal velocity and the long-term competitiveness of the Port.

The Port is working in partnership with the Ventura County Transportation Commission to widen Port Hueneme Road to increase traffic flow. Submitted as a project of regional and national significance.

Larger, More Efficient Ships

The Port’s harbor deepening project was completed in 2020 and represents a $19.5 million investment in the Port’s infrastructure. This project includes deepening Berths 1 and 2 from 35 feet to 40 feet, and, in partnership with the USACOE, dredging our main channel to 40 feet. The sand from the dredge will renourish local beaches to guard against erosion issues—a win-win for the community and the Port. Deepening the harbor will allow for increased capabilities and efficiencies.

Expanded Shore Power

Committed to creating a better environment for crews, dockworkers, and local residents, the Port has installed its state-of-the-art shore power infrastructure system the South Terminal to provide shore power to vessels regulated under CARB’s At Berth Regulation. The Port has effectively reduced air emissions by about 85% since 2015.

Improved Connectivity and Waterfront Environment

The Port’s modernization project is a terminal investment committed to improving freight connectivity. The benefits include improvements to existing transportation facilities, contributing to the economic competitiveness of a national port-of-entry, and improving the quality of the working waterfront environment and surrounding community with benefits to the environment.

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