The Port of Hueneme is a working deepwater port. The Banana Festival is a way to bring people out in a FUN WAY to see and appreciate the Port and learn more about what goes on there and its vital economic role in Ventura County.
The Port of Hueneme is one of the most productive and efficient commercial trade gateways for niche cargo on the West Coast. The Port is governed by 5 locally elected Commissioners who reside within the boundaries of the Oxnard Harbor District. The Port moves $11 billion in goods annually and consistently ranks among the top ten U.S. ports for automobiles and fresh produce. Port operations support the community by bringing $2.2 billion in economic activity and creating over 20,000 trade-related jobs. Trade through the Port of Hueneme generates more than $173.2 million in annual state and local taxes which funds vital community services.
The Port authority began over 80 years ago with a mission to provide California’s central coast agricultural community with an ocean link to the global market. Today, the Port handles bananas and tropical fruit as well as additional cargos including auto imports and exports, liquid bulk fertilizer, farm and other heavy equipment. Learn more about the Port at PortofHueneme.org.