Port of Hueneme


The Port is one of four deep water ports in California along with San Diego, Long Beach/LA and San Francisco. As a major partner in the area, the Museum is proud to have a display showing the history of the port. Come see what its connection is to WWII history.

The Port of Hueneme began 69 years ago with a mission to provide California's central coast agricultural community with an ocean link to the global market. Located approximately sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles in Ventura County, it became known as "the Port the Farmers Built."

The Port of Hueneme is one of the most active ports in California for the import and export of automobiles and other rolling stock. The Port has dedicated itself to this important market niche and has attracted well-known manufacturers such as BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Saab, Suzuki, and Volvo to this customized ro/ro facility.

The Port of Hueneme Terminal and Multimodal Expansion program completed in 1999, greatly enhanced the Port's ability to handle refrigerated containers and roll-on/roll-off cargoes. A new railyard will create a seamless flow of cargo in the terminal areas between ship, truck or rail.