Port of Gulfport update

Dozens of people gathered together this morning at Island View Casino to hear the CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Gulfport Jonathan Daniels give an update on everything going on at the port.

The port has been undergoing a restoration project since 2005. Now, 13 years later, Daniels says that project should be coming to an end in December. Over the past year there has been a significant increase in long shore hours as well as a massive increase in job creation.

Daniels tells News 25 with this growth they already have to make the next steps to grow the size of the port along with it. “Ultimately having the permit from the Army Corp of Engineers allows us the opportunity to dredge and fill an additional 160 acres. We are already working on the process of selling that space. We are receiving significant inquiries from carriers and shippers from throughout the world.”

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