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Port of Gulfport can now be used for military purposes

GULFPORT — The Port of Gulfport is now one of only 17 in the nation designated as a “strategic port” by the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Sun Herald reports the designation opens the door for a new class of cargo and shipments.

Executive Director Jonathan Daniels say Gulfport can now be used as a shipping point for military cargo and personnel not only from military installations in south Mississippi but also for those within a 400-mile radius.

Daniels says the port will be able to handle mobilizations and demobilizations of military personnel and equipment used in overseas operations.

He says military coast installations had previously been using ports in other states because Port of Gulfport lacked the designation.

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