The Port of Hueneme has recently announced its 10-year strategic plan aimed at modernising the facility and addressing industry demands.
The plan was presented at a community workshop in January and is open for public input until its adoption in April, shared local newspaper Ventura County Reporter.
One of the most significant proposals for the US West Coast port is the development of 250 acres of agricultural land for cargo processing, such as vehicles and shipping containers.
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Another proposal calls for the construction of a parking structure with a capacity for up to 7,000 vehicles on port property, as well as the redevelopment of a vacant lot owned by the city of Port Hueneme located near the main port entrance.
The strategic plan also outlines other initiatives to enhance the port, such as electrifying the facility to reduce air pollution, and collaborating with the city of Port Hueneme to redevelop a city-owned lot that would house a dispatch centre for union members working at the port.
In December 2022, the Port of Hueneme received $10.4 million in funding from the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) to help build shoreside power hardware components for its North Terminal.
The VCTC unanimously voted to approve funding for Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) projects to reduce congestion and vehicle emissions.