The Port of Hueneme, located approximately 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles, serves international shipping businesses and is an operating facility of Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC). It is best known as the main hub for bananas in the Western United States as well as automobile imports. In order to continue to handle a diverse breadth of business, Ventura County ports and harbors projects help modernize infrastructure and create jobs.
At just 120 waterfront acres, there’s not a lot of room for stockpiling as other ports allow. Operations here must be very streamlined. With approximately $45 million worth of modernization projects in the queue over the next few years, the Port of Hueneme is set on a course for positive growth and maritime innovation. Infrastructure projects include South Terminal improvements. This includes deepening of the port’s shipping channel from 35 feet to 40 feet, resurfacing 13 acres, and adding enhancements that aim to double cargo capacity and improve cargo handling efficiencies while decreasing emissions, resulting in cleaner air.