Posts Tagged ‘exports’

South Korean ambassador to meet with business leaders

NEW ORLEANS — South Korea’s ambassador to the United States will meet with Mississippi and Louisiana business people later this month in New Orleans. Han Duck-soo is the ambassador. He’s also a former prime minister and current chairman of the Korea-U.S. Economic Council Inc., which promotes economic ties between the two countries. The council is […] [...]

Bryant signs bill removing port from state oversight

GULFPORT ­ — Legislation that removes the Port of Gulfport and its $570 million post-Hurricane Katrina expansion and renovation from state government oversight has been signed by the governor. House Bill 1091 took effect with Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature this past week. The bill exempts the Port of Gulfport from state-agency bidding and purchasing oversight […] [...]

MDA leading trade mission to South American countries

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a business development mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile, August 13-17. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi companies to potential buyers in Argentina and Chile, and businesses that operation in the state that are interested in selling their products and services in these […] [...]

Bryant to lead delegation to U.S.-Canada trade conference

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Gov. Phil Bryant will lead a delegation of Mississippi business leaders and economic development officials at the 5th Annual Southeastern United States–Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP) conference and trade mission, which is scheduled for May 20-22 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Mississippi businesses, economic developers, university representatives and local officials are encouraged to […] [...]

Barge accident spills oil, closes stretch of Mississippi River

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. Coast Guard says an oil tanker barge collided with another barge on the Mississippi River, spilling oil and leading officials to close a five-mile stretch of the river. Officials say the collision happened around 2 a.m. today about 50 miles upriver from New Orleans. The wreck tore a gash into […] [...]

State Port officials report stronger cargo volume last year

by MBJ Staff Published: February 17,2012

Tags: cargo, distribution, economy, exporters, exports, goods, importers, imports, ports, shipping, ships, trade

GULFPORT — The Port of Gulfport reports stronger cargo volume in 2011, handling in excess of 216,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units), which represents an increase of 3.6 percent compared to 2010. Overall, more than 2.2 million tons of cargo moved through Gulfport, representing a year-over-year increase of 3.2 percent. “We experienced solid growth in […] [...]

MDA to lead business development mission to Israel

by MBJ Staff Published: February 8,2012

Tags: economic development, ecxporting, exports, importing, imports, international trade, state government, trade

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a delegation of state business leaders on a business development mission to Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel from March 17-22. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi businesses looking to expand trade and create business relationships with opportunities in Israeli markets. During the business development […] [...]

Viking Range focusing on international expansion

GREENWOOD — Viking Range Corporation has recently appointed a new managing director of international sales, Peter Birch, and announced the expansion of the company’s international distribution network. Birch oversees all major appliance sales outside of the United States and Canada. A native of Coventry, England, Birch’s career includes senior sales and marketing positions in Brazil, […] [...]

Cargo traffic soars at Port of Pascagoula

by Associated Press Published: October 25,2011

Tags: cargo, exports, imports, international trade, ports, transportation

PASCAGOULA — Cargo tonnage at the Port of Pascagoula was up 27 percent through the third quarter compared to 2010, mostly due to liquefied natural gas coming into Gulf LNG Energy’s Bayou Casotte terminal. Port director Mark McAndrews tells the Mississippi Press the beginning LNG shipments more than offset some declines in some of port’s […] [...]

Farmers’ deadline extended in Bayer CropScience settlement

by Associated Press Published: October 25,2011

Tags: agriculture, exports, farmers, farms, food, food safety, genetically modified products, lawsuit, rice, sales

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Rice farmers have nearly a month to file for part of a $750-million settlement to claims they lost money because Bayer CropScience mistakenly sold genetically modified seed in the United States. The original deadline was Oct. 10, but Bayer extended it to Nov. 21, attorney Don Downing of St. Louis — one […] [...]

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