US Navy opens base to help ease port congestion in Los Angeles County

Officials are using a California naval base to help relieve congestion at Los Angeles County ports in time for holiday shopping.

Ventura County Star Reports On Sunday, the Port of Hoenim entered into an agreement with Naval Base Ventura County for the use of a pier, two buildings and land within the base.

Base spokesman Drew Verbis says the Navy typically uses the berth to anchor warships.

He says the common use agreement dates back to 2002, but this is the first time in more than a decade that it has been put into effect. It was activated earlier this month.

The goal is to help relieve port congestion in the south. Ships were waiting outside to unload their goods in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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