Friday, January 31, 2014

Hueneme Port Receives Business Award

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Hueneme has received the 2013 Business of the Year award from the chair of Oxnard Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, based on the port’s status as an economic engine for the region.

The port, located in Ventura County, California, consistently ranks among the top ten US ports for autos and fresh produce. Its operations are responsible for about 9,500 trade-related jobs, and trade through the port generates more than $63 million in annual state and local taxes.

“The port provides well over 5,000 direct and indirect jobs in our community,” Board Chair Nancy Kierstyn Schreiner said. “The port generated $7 billion in goods movement and $1 billion in other economic activity in 2013. I want to congratulate the port on another record year.”

Mary Anne Rooney, president of the port’s Board of Harbor Commissioners said the port of appreciative of and thankful for the award.

“As the port looks forward, we strive to continue to strengthen and build upon our strong relationships,” she said. “We will continue to put our breadth of resources to work to assist the business community in increasing opportunities that exist through our unique organization.”