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Port Hosts State’s Largest Security & Emergency Response Exercise

Port Hosts State’s Largest Security & Emergency Response Exercise

Blasts, sirens blazing, helicopters circling above head, mock triage centers, simulated oil spills, and over 20 emergency and law enforcement agencies descended on the Port of Hueneme today for the state’s largest security and emergency response exercise – Coastal Trident. “The Port’s Coastal Trident exercise is aimed to sharpen the collaborative response of our emergency […]

Port of Hueneme Remains Committed to Fiscal Responsibility

Port of Hueneme Remains Committed to Fiscal Responsibility

PORT OF HUENEME, June 12, 2019 – For the third year in a row, the Oxnard Harbor District’s Board of Commissioners voted to reduce the Port’s unfunded liability by funding another $500,000 to the District’s California Employers’ Retiree Benefit Trust (CERBT) account for their fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. These funds are in addition to […]

Port of Hueneme Adds 2,201 Local Jobs Spurs Economic Growth for Ventura County

Port  of Hueneme Adds 2,201 Local Jobs Spurs Economic Growth for Ventura County

The Port of Hueneme leads Ventura County’s economic growth with 15,834 total jobs in 2018, an increase from 13,633 in 2015. In their newest economic study, the Port shows substantial increases in job creation, economic activity, tax revenue generated for local cities, and total economic activity. Oxnard Harbor District President Jess Herrera stated, “For over […]

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 […]

Where Technology Meets the Sea The 6th Annual MAST Technology Expo at Port of Hueneme

Where Technology Meets the Sea The 6th Annual MAST Technology Expo at Port of Hueneme

Over 300 STEM students channeled through the buzzing innovation hub at the Port’s 6th Annual Maritime Advanced Systems & Technology Expo (MAST). The Expo introduced our inquisitive and pioneering young minds to the exciting world of technology and innovation. MAST, where technology meets the end user and, where the consumer meets the innovators, serves as […]

Port of Hueneme Celebrates Western Hemisphere Ports Day

Port of Hueneme Celebrates Western Hemisphere Ports Day

The Port of Hueneme is proud to be Ventura County’s door to the world, spurring global trade for local growers, manufacturers and businesses. Today, we celebrate our Port, as well as all others in our hemisphere, for the economic engines that they are for our country, as well as the job opportunities the ports provides. […]

Port of Hueneme Celebrates California Ports Day with Deepening Project Groundbreaking

Port of Hueneme Celebrates California Ports Day with Deepening Project Groundbreaking

  Port of Hueneme, California, February 21, 2019 — The Port of Hueneme caps off a week of focus on California’s Ports with a groundbreaking for their newest project, deepening the harbor an additional five feet. The project is largely funded by a $12.3 million TIGER Grant (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) from the U.S. Department […]

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 […]

The Port of Hueneme Delivers Humanitarian Aid to School Children in Guatemala and Announces Sister Port Relationship

The Port of Hueneme Delivers Humanitarian Aid to School Children in Guatemala and Announces Sister Port Relationship

The Port of Hueneme makes history today with the monumental signing of a major sister port agreement with Puerto Quetzal, the leading Guatemalan seaport, marking the first time a U.S. West Coast port executed such an agreement. The historic ceremony concludes the Port of Hueneme’s first ever trade mission to Guatemala, a mission celebrating mutual […]