|To its credit, The Port of Hueneme infused $1.7 billion into the economic last year, up from $1.5 billion in 2015. Imports at The Port for autos, fruit and vegetables and fertilizer are all up in 2019.
Auto imports show a 13% increase in 2019 over 2018, while fruit and vegetable exports show a whopping 70% increase at The Port.
“The Port of Hueneme depends upon a political will to grow. Our communities need more jobs,” added Herrera. Currently, the City of Oxnard has a 16% poverty rate.
Herrera has been elected to the Oxnard Harbor District Board of Commissioners seven times, and is currently serving as Board President. During his tenure, he has played a role in expanding the Port’s infrastructure that has resulted in the creation of hundreds of jobs that benefit the local economy.
Nancy Lindholm, President and CEO of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce took the stage after Herrera stating, “Thank you President Herrera, and we are with you!”
The Port of Hueneme is California’s fourth largest port and the only deep-water harbor between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area and is the U.S. Port of Entry for California’s central coast region.