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Port of Hueneme's 2030 Zero Emissions Blueprint

June 13, 2024

The Port of Hueneme announced its goal to achieve zero emissions by 2030 during the World Oceans Day event on June 11, 2024. This ambitious initiative requires substantial electrical charging infrastructure and equipment investment, amounting to over $100 million in future investments and grants. The Port has already made significant strides in reducing emissions by utilizing low—and zero-emission vehicles and collaborating with partners on cleaner technology.

Celina Zacarias, President of the Oxnard Harbor District Board, emphasized the importance of this initiative for environmental sustainability and climate action. The zero-emission blueprint aims for cranes and vessels to operate with zero emissions at berth and for handling equipment and port vehicles to transition to zero emissions by 2030. This goal is supported by strong community, labor, and business partnerships throughout Ventura County.

CEO & Port Director of Port of Hueneme, Kristin Decas, highlighted the Port's commitment to becoming the first fully zero-emission port in the United States, stressing collaboration with trades and the community. The blueprint, developed since 2021, is backed by funding from the state and commercial partners.

In 2022, federal funding enabled the Port to create a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan under the PHRESH program, which focuses on reducing emissions and improving air quality. The World Oceans Day event included discussions on sustainability and partnerships, as well as the Blue Whales Blue Skies and Friend of the Port Award Ceremonies, recognizing efforts to protect marine life and promote a blue economy.