Port Tours

See Your Port!

The Port of Hueneme is open to the public for tours Monday through Friday 8:00am through 5:00pm. School tours are particularly encouraged. A group of approximately 13 people is recommended; however, with school tours, a larger number of individuals can be accommodated. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Representative Drew Rodriguez:

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About the Tour

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The Port of Hueneme offers an excellent educational experience for students of all ages with tour content tailored to meet the educational needs of elementary, secondary and post secondary educational levels. Tours are generally divided into two sections: inside classroom-style presentation followed by an outside tour by bus. On average, Port tours take approximately 1½-2 hours but can be customized. Note: during the tour on Port, students will not be allowed to exit the tour vehicle. Photos are allowed in certain areas as specified by the tour guide.

Elementary

Topics that may be covered:

  • Fundamentals of ports in our community
  • Cargo, cargo handling, and an overview of world trade; imports and exports will be defined and discussed
  • Cargo types at the Port of Hueneme, included ro-ro (autos) and other wheeled cargo, produce, liquid bulk and fish
  • Growing, handling and shipping of bananas (the Port’s #1 import by weight) from plantation to local supermarket. Download the Journey of the Bananas
  • Description of the types of vessels and cargo handling equipment they may see on Port
  • Wildlife that live at and near Port
  • Types of jobs at the Port of Hueneme, and an opportunity to see people in action on the Port
  • The Port’s commitment to environmental initiatives
  • Origins of the Port of Hueneme and how the name Hueneme came to be identified with this area

Secondary

After an introduction, additional topics may include:

  • Special District governance and how they work with other local governmental entities.
  • US and California ports and their role in the goods movement industry and US/World economy
  • Job generation and the impact of the Port on Ventura County economy
  • Challenges created (social, environmental & financial) by our modern economy as well as some of the particular job skills needed in today’s goods movement industry
  • In-depth discussion of modernization projects at the Port and the Port’s Environmental Framework Initiative

Post-Secondary

After an in-depth introduction, additional topics may include:

  • Administration and operation of port services and logistics in general
  • Port operations, finance, Foreign Trade Zone
  • Observation of  the logistical system processes for bringing products and goods into the Port
  • The various employment positions associated with those processes

What's New at the Port

Port of Hueneme, Making History Announcing Goal of Zero Emissions by 2030

June 13, 2024

Blueprint to Zero Emissions Announced at World Oceans Day Event on June 11 Download Press Release Contact: Letitia Austin Public and Gov’t Relations Manager Laustin@Portofh.org   [Port Hueneme, CA –…

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Community Benefit Fund Scholarship Program

May 15, 2024

The Port of Hueneme and City of Port Hueneme Announce Community Benefit Fund Scholarship Program: Download Application Port of Hueneme Contact: Adam Vega Community Outreach & Legislative Specialist Avega@Portofh.org  …

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Navigating the Global Future: Port of Hueneme Spotlights Current Trade and AI Innovations during World Trade Week

May 8, 2024

Department of Commerce, Consuls, Industry, and Businesses Participate in Trade-Focused Event  Download Press Release [Port Hueneme, CA – May 1] [Port Hueneme, CA] – World Trade Week was established in…

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