Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, CA
The Port of Hueneme’s prime global geographic location provides shorter sailing times and quicker access to berths. The only commercial deep-water port between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, the Port of Hueneme is adjacent to major populated urban areas, automotive epicenters and California’s agriculture heartland.
By the Numbers: In 2019 alone, the Port of Hueneme’s trade totaled $10.9 billion, including $1.22 billion in exports and $9.64 billion in imports.
Top Exports in 2019
- Passenger vehicles
- Navigation equipment
- Cartridges and parts for bombs and grenades etc.
Top Imports in 2019
- Passenger vehicles
- Commercial vehicles
- Bananas, plantains
Top Trading Countries in 2019
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
About the Port
The Port of Hueneme welcomed its first vessel in 1941, embarking on an ambitious mission to maximize maritime commerce and provide extensive economic benefits to the community. Since its inception, the Port’s hallmark has been strong leadership, with the members of the Board of Oxnard Harbor District Commissioners at the helm.
Day to day Port operations are conducted by the Port’s CEO/Port Director and select staff, who administer all policies and operations. Their influence is far-reaching, to say the least, as the District’s political boundaries encompass the Greater City of Oxnard (population 210,037) and the City of Port Hueneme (population 22,327). Continuity, of course, is indispensable for the shaping of sound, long-term policies. To ensure the needed continuity, the Commissioners’ four-year terms are strategically staggered.
The Port of Hueneme is owned and operated by the Oxnard Harbor District, a political subdivision of the State of California. Nevertheless, the bustling commercial gateway remains vigorously independent – a glowing example of a self-supporting business enterprise.
The District is bound by a charter with the City of Port Hueneme. This agreement gives the District complete authority to acquire, construct, own, operate, control, or develop any and all harbor works or facilities. Underscoring its independence, the District prepares and controls its own budget and fiscal activities in order to reach its wide-ranging objectives.