Ventura County naval base tapped to help ease congestion at ports of Long Beach, LA
Officials are using a Ventura County naval base to help alleviate congestion at Los Angeles County ports in time for holiday shopping.
The Ventura County Star reported Sunday that the Port of Hueneme has an agreement with Naval Base Ventura County to use a wharf, two buildings and land inside the base.
Base spokesman Drew Verbis says the wharf is typically used by the Navy to tie up warships.
He says the joint-use agreement dates back to 2002 but this is the first time in more than a decade that it has been activated. It was activated earlier this month.
The goal is to help alleviate port congestion to the south. Ships have been waiting offshore to unload their goods at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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