South Coast Port Being Deepened; Will Expand Capacity To Handle Shipping
Work is now officially underway on a project to deep a South Coast port. The Port of Hueneme is being deepened from 35 to 40 feet.
The extra depth will make the facilities more accessible, because larger ships will no longer have to wait until high tide to enter or leave the port. It’s expected the expansion will mean more than500 new jobs, and millions more in revenue annually due to the increased port capacity.
A $12 million dollar grant is covering much of the cost of the port deepening project.