Port of Gulfport

Jon Nass named new Port of Gulfport CEO

After an eight-month long process, the Mississippi State Port of Authority Board of Commissioners named Jon Nass as the new CEO and executive director of the Port of Gulfport. Nass comes from the Maine Port Authority where…

Port of Gulfport has new executive director

The Mississippi State Port Authority's Board of Commissioners on Wednesday named Jon Nass the new CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Gulfport, following a national search led by Tim McNamara, Head of Odgers Berndtson’s Transportation and Infrastructure Practice…

Port of Gulfport executive director resigns

Jonathan Daniels, the executive director and CEO of the Port of Gulfport, has resigned his position in Mississippi to take a similar position in Florida. The resignation, accepted by the Mississippi State Port Authority Board of Commissioners, is effective June…

Carnival Valor docks in Gulfport

As ports across the country fill up due to the suspension of cruise line operations, the Port of Gulfport is taking a few of those ships in. Yesterday, the Carnival Valor docked at the Port of Gulfport, which will take…

Port of Gulfport receives $15.7 million grant

There are brighter days ahead for the Port of Gulfport thanks to a nearly $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Local and port officials were on hand today for the presentation of the grant money, which will…

On the horizon for the Port of Gulfport

This morning at the Gulfport Connections Breakfast put on by the chamber, Jonathan Daniels, director of the Port of Gulfport, gave an update on the port and what he sees on the horizon for 2020. Daniels spoke on 2019 being…

Groundbreaking ceremony for USM’s Ocean Enterprise Facility

State leaders were on hand in Gulfport today for the groundbreaking ceremony for USM’s Ocean Enterprise Facility. Governor Phil Bryant, along with U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo, in conjunction with the Mississippi State Port Authority and…

Groundbreaking Set for USM's New Ocean Enterprise Facility

State leaders will gather in Gulfport today for the groundbreaking ceremony for USM's Ocean Enterprise Facility. Governor Phil Bryant, along with U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo, in conjunction with the Mississippi State Port Authority and USM,…

Port of Gulfport creates jobs on the Coast

It’s been 13 years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Coast and a new report says since then, the Port of Gulfport has done a great job of creating jobs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reviewed the Mississippi…

Rapiscan installs new technology in Port of Gulfport

This morning, representatives from Rapiscan Systems, S2 Global, the Port of Gulfport, and Empornac, a port out of Guatemala, joined together to announce a brand new partnership between the four entities. According to officials, Rapiscan Systems will install state of…

Mississippi Aquarium acrylic panels arrive

The Mississippi Aquarium continues to progress as the acrylic panels made their way to the Port of Gulfport. Mississippi Aquarium CEO David Kimmel said, “This is a cool day." It is definitely a cool day for the Mississippi Aquarium. Today…

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…

U.S. Army shipments at the Port of Gulfport

Today, for the first time ever, the U.S. Army is shipping military vehicles out of the Port of Gulfport. “The story today is that instead of using another port in Texas or South Carolina or Florida, the Army has decided…

USM Marine Research Center will open soon

In late 2016, the Port of Gulfport broke ground on their property to build a $12.2 million marine research center for the University of Southern Mississippi. Now they are just weeks away from completing the project. School of Ocean Science…

Community gets a glimpse of port operations

The Port of Gulfport, known as the second largest importer of green fruit in the nation, set aside some time Thursday to put the community first. Yesterday, the port provided locals with an informative and educational insider’s view of their…

Tours of the Port of Gulfport

The Port of Gulfport is offering free tours to anyone who is interested in learning about the port’s terminal operations. The informative and educational tours will depart from in front of the Hancock Bank Plaza in downtown Gulfport. Each tour…

Port of Gulfport leases with new tenant

There’s a new tenant at the Port of Gulfport and major plans are already under way. Sea One will continue the port’s diversification process and is bringing brand new technology along with them. It goes along with the state’s position…