The officials took the delegation on a socially distanced tour of the port and engaged in a talk on efforts to bolster and extend trade between the port and Mexico, according to the port.
“Our on-going trading partnership with Mexico continues to grow, from the establishment of a Sister Port relationship with Port of Ensenada in 2015, to supporting trade through our various local customers importing and exporting cargo between our two great countries,” said Oxnard Harbor District President Jason Hodge. “We are committed to supporting the growth of this fruitful partnership.”
The Port of Hueneme’s top imported and exported commodities by value with Mexico are passenger and commercial vehicles, said CEO and Port Director Kristin Decas. Hueneme also moves bananas, plantains, avocados, pineapples, heavy construction machinery and tractors from Mexico.
“With the increase of auto manufacturers relocating to Mexico, the Port anticipates growth from imports of passenger and commercial vehicles via short sea shipping,” she said. “Mexico remains our top trading partner at 20 percent of our tonnage market share, and we look forward to continuing this strategic partnership.”