Story From The Port of Hueneme
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2018 and 2019 were record-breaking years for the Port of Hueneme’s cargo growth. In FY19, it handled 1.65 million tons of cargo, a 3.3% growth from the 1.60 million tons of cargo handled in FY18.
A NEW ERA OF MODERNIZATION
The future course of the Port is set for positive growth and maritime innovation, with approximately $45 million worth of modernization projects in the queue over the next few years. These efforts will streamline and improve cargo operations and add well above 500 new jobs to the local economy.
Projects include deepening the Port, which will allow ships to more easily maneuver into the harbor. The sand from the dredge will renourish local beaches to guard against erosion issues – a win-win for the community and the Port.
A CLEAN, GREEN PORT
The Port has effectively reduced air emissions by about 85% since 2015 and is ushering in a new era of green power and technology. The Port is working on the infrastructure to fully electrically power its first hybrid mobile harbor crane and two new electric cargo moving trucks.
Its Environmental Management Framework (EMF) helps guide the integration of sustainability into the Port’s day-to-day operations. This document sets strategic action plans in the areas of air quality, marine resources, soil and sediment, water quality, energy and climate change.
Working with the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD), the Port is developing a clean air plan.
Called PHRESH (Port of Hueneme, Reducing Emissions, Supporting Health), it will assess and address the Port’s emissions, air quality requirements and goals.
The Port was the first in California to earn the Green Marine Certification (an international third party validating organization) and was named the Greenest Port in the U.S. at the Green Shipping Summit in 2017. In 2020, the Port received California Green Business Network Certification.
COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY
The Port is highly engaged in the community. It hosts and supports numerous local events and organizations, such as:
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