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BUSINESS | Port Family Fights Through COVID-19

BUSINESS | Port Family Fights Through COVID-19

Just as in person auto sales resume, the Port’s largest customers brace for an approximate 90% reduction in cargo over the next two months. Automobiles, the Port’s largest revenue generating commodity, will see reductions as manufacturers from Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, South Korea, and Japan have been closed during most of April. In response to […]

Retired Longshoreman Jess Ramirez Becomes President of the Oxnard Harbor District

Retired Longshoreman Jess Ramirez Becomes President of the Oxnard Harbor District

On Monday evening, the Port of Hueneme welcomed new leadership as the Board of Harbor Commissioners unanimously voted Jess Ramirez to serve as Board President for 2020.     President Ramirez was first elected to the Board in 1992, having served five times before as Board President. Ramirez is no stranger to the operations of […]

Happy Birthday Port of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor District

Happy Birthday Port of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor District

History A Port with a Rich Maritime Heritage Hueneme’, (pronounced “Y NEE MEE”), is derived from a Chumash Indian word (Wynema) meaning “half-way” or “resting place.” It is believed that central California’s original inhabitants the Canalinos Indians, (part of the Chumash nation), used this coastal point of land (approximately half way between today’s Point Mugu […]

Port Celebrates Earth Day with Launch of World’s First Ship to Shore Zero Emission Avocado Project

Port Celebrates Earth Day with Launch of World’s First Ship to Shore Zero Emission Avocado Project

Continuing their legacy of commitment to the community and the environment, the Port of Hueneme joined project partners at the Port of Los Angeles on Monday to kick-off a $3 million investment to provide zero emission avocados to Ventura County and the State.The project is a result of a joint application with the Port of […]

Oxnard Harbor District VP Jess Ramirez Retires from ILWU

Oxnard Harbor District VP Jess Ramirez Retires from ILWU

Last month, Oxnard Harbor District celebrated Vice President Jess Ramirez on the occasion of his retirement in December as a longshoreman at the Port of Hueneme after 51 years. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Jess immigrated to the United States with his family, graduating from Oxnard High School where he was a student activist and […]

Commissioner Jess Herrera Takes the Helm as Oxnard Harbor District President in Historic 7th Term

 The Port of Hueneme welcomed new leadership on Monday evening, as the Board of Harbor Commissioners unanimously voted Jess Herrera to serve as President for 2019. President Herrera was first elected to the Board in 1994, and has been the longest consecutively serving Commissioner in Port history with 2019 as his 25th year of service. […]

The Port of Hueneme Breaks Ground on Intermodal Infrastructure Project, Jobs and Commerce on the Rise

The Port of Hueneme Breaks Ground on Intermodal Infrastructure Project, Jobs and Commerce on the Rise

  Port of Hueneme, California, May 11, 2018 — Joined by community members and project stakeholders, the Port of Hueneme celebrated the groundbreaking of the Terminal Paving Improvement phase of their Intermodal Infrastructure Project today. The project is possible in large part thank to a $1.5 million of grant awarded from the United States Economic Development Administration […]

Oxnard Harbor District’s Leadership Looks Toward Expanding Exports and Strengthening Community Relationships in 2018

Oxnard Harbor District’s Leadership Looks Toward Expanding Exports and Strengthening Community Relationships in 2018

The Port of Hueneme welcomes new leadership as the Board of Harbor Commissioners named officers for the 2018 year. Mary Anne Rooney was unanimously voted to serve as President, marking the second time she has led the Board in this capacity.   Rooney was first elected to the Board of Harbor Commissioners in November 2010, and became […]