Despite voided deal, Port of Gulfport moves forward

Despite a voided deal last month that was expected to create 1,000 jobs, the Port of Gulfport continues to move forward.

The deal was between the state and Topship for a shipyard in Gulfport. The oil-services affiliate of Edison Chouest of Louisiana had plans for the building of a shipyard which was expected to create the jobs.

Despite the voided deal, the company remains with the port developing new projects.

Port of Gulfport Executive Director Jonathan Daniels says that although that project fell through, their business isn’t leaving the port anytime soon. “While that project is not going to take hold, they are an active tenant of the port authority in good standing. They have a 40 year lease so there’s still about 38 years left. We’ll continue to work with them.”

Edison Chouest is recognized as one of the most diverse marine transportation solution providers in the world, operating a fleet of over 200 vessels.

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