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Port Hueneme looks to ease SoCal cargo ship congestion

Credit: 23ABC News | Bakersfield
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Port Hueneme looks to ease SoCal cargo ship congestion
Port Hueneme looks to ease SoCal cargo ship congestion

A port in California is stepping up to help with the national supply chain crisis.

Some ships that are unable to wait to offload cargo in Los Angeles and Long Beach are sailing up the coast to Port Hueneme.

NATIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS.SOME SHIPS THAT ARE UNABLE TOWAIT TO OFFLOAD CARGO IN LOSANGELES AND LONG BEACH ARESAILING UP THE COAST TO PORTHUENEMERACHEL KIM HAS THE STORY.THE TRADITIONAL CARGOES AT THEPORT OF HUENEME E ARBANANAS, FRESH PRODUCE, CARS ANDFERTILIZ.

ERBUT WITH THE CURRENT BACKLOGF OSHIPS AT THEPORTS OF LOS ANGELES AND LONGBEACH, THE POROFHUENEMES C-E-O AND DIRECTOR SAYSTHEY HAVE BECOME A RELF IEVALVE FOR THE CONGESTION AT THEBIGGER PORTS DN OWUTH.SO"WHEN CARGO COMES FROM AA TOSITRANS-SHIPMENT HUBS IN SOUTHAMERICA, IT CAN JUMP ON A SHIPAND MECOUP TO HUENEME THAT WAY.

WE'REALSO SEEING SOME SMALLER SIZEVESSELCHARTER SHIPS OUT OF SMALLERNICHE SHIPPING LINES IN ASIA ANDBRINTHR GCARGO HERE THIS WAY."DECAS SAYS THE PORT OF HUENEMEIS ALSO HELPING OUT ONTHE EXPORT SIDE."AND WE'RE SEEING THOSECONTAINERSCOME HERE TO PORT HUENE EMAND BEABLE TO GET ON SHIPS AND MOVE TOSOH UTAMERICA TRADE LANES.

IN FACT,JUST THIS FIRST QUARTER ALONE,OUR EXPORTVOMELU IS UP 219-PERCENT."AND ATOVOID THE BIGGER PORTS,SOME VESSELS ARE NOWUNLOADING ALL OF THEIRCONTAINERS AT THE PORT OFHUENEME."WE CERTAINLY CAN HELP MOVECERTAINTYPES OF COMDIMOTIES THAT AREMORE TIME SENSITIVE TO THEMARKET, SAY ELECTRONICS ANDOTHER COMMODITIES CAN NOW STARTCOMING THROUGH HERE.""TO MY LEFT, THIS IS WHAT'SCALLED AMOBILE HARBOR CRANE.

THIS IS HOWSMALLER NICHE PORTS LIKE HUENEMEON-LOAD AND OFF-LOAD CONTAINERSFROM VESSELS.

IT GIVES THEM MOREFLEXIBILITY TO OFF-LOADDIFFERENT TYPES OF CARGO.

RIGHTOVER HERE,THESE ARBAE NANAS COMING FROMSOUTH AMERICA OR MEXICO.""THIS OVERER HE IS A ROLL-ONROLL-OFF VESSE" L.AS WE TOOK A TOUR OF THEOPERATIONS, DECAS EXPLAINEDWHY WE DON'T SEE ANY CONGESTIONATHIS TTRADITIONALLY 24/7 PT.OR"WE BRING A CONTAINER IN, ITGETSCHECKED IN, IT GETS PUT ON ACHASSE AND THEN IT GOES OUT TO ADISTRIBUTIONFACILITY OUTSIDE THE GATE WHEREIT GETS INSPECTED BY CTOUSMSTHERE,HENCE YOU DON'T HAVEBOTTLENECKING HERE INSIDE THEGATE AND AT THE GA OTEFTHE PORT."DECAS IS GLAD TO HEAR THEGOVERNOR HAS ORDERED OTHERPORTS TO START LOOKING IO NTOFF-SITE STORAGE AREASOR DISTRIBUTION FACILITI.

ES"IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUETO ACTAS THAT ERATING PORT, THATNDCOUCTOR, TO MAKE SURE THAT ALLASPECTS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN AREIN CHECK AND HAVE THE CAPABILITYTO HANDLEE VOTHLUME OF CARGO COMINGTHROUGH THIS OPERATION."REPORTING FROM PORT HUENEME, RK,KCAL9 NEWS.THERE'S ALSO PROBLEMS WHEN ITCOMESTO HOW PRODTSUC

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