Chiquita has decided to stick with Hueneme, signing a long-term contract with the Port. The new contract builds on their thriving business relationship which began in 2004.
Oxnard Harbor District President Mary Anne Rooney: “We are proud to have Chiquita continue to call Port of Hueneme home again as a customer for another eleven years. Their investment in our community strengthens the economic opportunity provided to our residents. When they succeed, we all succeed.”
Through the Port of Hueneme, Chiquita imports enough bananas to encompass the globe six times every year. These bananas then head to their distribution center in downtown Oxnard.
Chiquita takes investing in the local community seriously. For example, they provide free bananas and sponsorship at the Port’s annual Banana Festival, donate hundreds of thousands of bananas a year to Food Share, and selflessly contribute bananas to local non-profits and charities for their events.
Citizensjournal.us quoted Kristin Decas, CEO & Port Director as saying: “Chiquita is a pillar of our local community, their presence here has a ripple effect that touches every person in our region through direct and indirect job creation and charitable activities. I look forward to seeing them continue to thrive at our Port as a top customer and community partner.”