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(From Lloyds List)
Byline: Hueneme gains status of leading reefer hub, writes Rajesh Joshi
PORT Hueneme, located strategically a short distance north of Los Angeles, has become the largest reefer port on the US west coast as the bigger southern neighbour tries to handle ever-burgeoning volumes of containerised cargo.
Yet, instead of being a default victory caused by operators abandoning over-crowded Los Angeles and Long Beach, industry experts say the rise of Hueneme should be seen in the oppo- site light.
As a revenue generating business the reefer trades lag behind conventional containers, which are understood to earn southern …