Shipping companies that use the Port of Hueneme scrambled for a fix Monday as U.S. Customs and Border Protection cutbacks held up cargo inspections, causing 103 paid dockworkers to sit waiting.
That change was felt Monday morning when an auto ship arrived at the port. Unloading was delayed 40 minutes because the ship got there [...]
The Port of Hueneme, above, has hired the same marketing company that assisted the Port of Tacoma.
The Port of Hueneme is moving ahead with a marketing effort using a communications and brand strategy company that made its first presentation to the Oxnard Harbor Commission on Monday night.
The commission, which oversees the port, is [...]
Earlier this month, Honda chose to celebrate the export of its 1 millionth vehicle from the U.S. at the Port of Hueneme. Six years ago, Honda added its vehicles to the export mix going through the port, sending them to South Korea, China, Japan and Guam.
The Port of Hueneme stands to benefit indirectly [...]
Port of Hueneme’s auto cargo operating revenues were especially strong in fiscal 2012, rising nearly 18 percent to $6.6 million. Revenues for fresh produce were up 7.4 percent, to $2.9 million.
The Port of Hueneme’s total revenues reached a record $12.2 million for fiscal year 2012, according to an annual audit delivered this week [...]
The Port of Hueneme on Monday posted its strongest cargo numbers since the start of the recession, with healthy gains made in processing its most lucrative cargo, automobiles.
Total cargo tonnage for the fiscal year ending June 30 rose 8.2 percent to 1.32 million metric tons. The last time cargo tonnage was higher was 2007.
Dole in San Diego. We reported in April that Dole was considering other ports including Hueneme.
Dole Food Co. is preparing to renew its lease with the Port of San Diego, according to officials with both entities.
Media in the San Diego area may have jumped the gun, though, with reports in late January that [...]
The Oxnard Harbor District, which owns and operates the Port of Hueneme, has found a new director to replace Anthony Taormina, who stepped down in October.
His successor is Kristin Decas, 42, the director and CEO for the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission, which governs the Port of New Bedford in southeastern Massachusetts.
She was [...]
From the Venture County Star:
Jess Herrera, a five-term commissioner on the Oxnard Harbor District board, today will become the fifth Democrat to declare his candidacy for Ventura County’s new 26th Congressional District seat.
“For years now, I’ve had a passion about the economy and trying to create jobs,” he said. “I’ve seen [...]
A third-party proposal to shut down terminals on December 12 has not been vetted by union’s democratic process
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 22, 2011) — In response to recent third-party announcements that community activists will attempt to shut down various West Coast marine terminals on December 12, 2011, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) [...]
Oct. 31: Union members at the Port of Hueneme picketed Monday and refused to load produce onto trucks owned by a company they said fired 10 drivers who tried to organize.
“They’ll have to go to a different trucking company to do their work,” said Dennis Shaw, contract administrator for the Teamsters Local Union No. [...]
A Japanese company and the U.S. subsidiary of another are proposing to ship tropical vegetable oils to the Port of Hueneme and process them in Oxnard in an operation that would pump $20 million into the local economies each year.
Fuji Oil Col Ltd., based in Osaka, Japan, and New York-based Itochu International, a subsidiary [...]
Dole in San Diego
Dole Food Company is reportedly considering moving its US shipping operations to the Port of Hueneme when its lease at the Port of San Diego expires in December 2012.
The fresh fruit company is in negotiations with both ports, looking at the service and terms, as well as the physical [...]
Japanese automakers including Nissan, Honda, and Toyota have closed several manufacturing facilities following the March 11 tsunami.
Not only is Japan the top source of foreign direct investment in Los Angeles County, more than 1,000 Japanese companies have operations in the Southland, making the region home to the second-largest concentration of Japanese companies outside [...]
About 300,000 vehicles a year move through the Port of Hueneme.
Following Japan’s 8.9-magnitude earthquake, port customers and commissioners Friday began assessing the potential economic impact on the Port of Hueneme, a major entry point for Asian vehicles.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, which ships new and used vehicles and construction machinery through the Port of [...]
The Oxnard Harbor District expects the Port of Hueneme to finish the fiscal year with a net income loss of more than a million dollars.
While the district’s net operating income of $3.99 million is on track to be up 30 percent from 2009-10, depreciation and interest payments on bonds are dragging down the net [...]