SAVE THE DATE! Trade consuls from around the world, high-ranking Department of Commerce officials, local elected officials, business leaders and maritime industry experts will gather to present an important program with a special focus on international trade development.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 10:30am-2:00pm
Networking at 10:30am | Program begins at 11:00am
Port of Hueneme, 333 Ponoma Street, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
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Background: The observance of World Trade Week began in 1926 to acknowledge and celebrate that world trade significantly contributes to the nation’s economy and has developed a vast new horizon for America’s businesses. In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially proclaimed World Trade Week as a national observance by the U.S. Government and selected the third week in May each year which includes May 22, National Maritime Day.
The Port of Hueneme is one of the most productive and efficient commercial trade gateways for niche cargo on the West Coast. The Port is governed by five locally elected Port Commissioners. The Port moves $9 billion in goods each year and consistently ranks among the top ten U.S. ports for automobiles and fresh produce. Port operations support the community by bringing $1.5 billion in economic activity and creating 13,633 trade-related jobs. Trade through the Port of Hueneme generates more than $93 million in direct and related state and local taxes, which fund vital community services. In 2017, the Port of Hueneme became the first port in California to become Green Marine certified. www.portofh.org.