Posts Tagged ‘Port of Gulfport’

Scaled-back port plan offers chance of timely completion

by Published: November 2,2012

Tags: GULFPORT, Hurricane Katrina, Panama Canal, Port of Gulfport

Eager to shorten the time frame for upgrading and enlarging the Port of Gulfport, port commissioners last Tuesday agreed to scale back plans to elevate the West Pier to 25 feet as part of a $500 million-plus restoration and expansion of Mississippi’s main seaport. The choice ahead is whether to elevate to 12 feet or […] [...]

Search firm likely to lead effort to fill port chief job

by Published: November 2,2012

Tags: GULFPORT, Mississippi Sound, Panama Canal, Port of Gulfport

The Mississippi State Port Commission expects to hire a search firm to recruit a replacement for Don Allee, who departed his post as executive director and CEO of the Mississippi State Port Authority Nov. 2. Allee ran the Port of Gulfport for 11 years, having previously served as a port executive in Freeport, Texas, and […] [...]

Port of Gulfport bill passes

JACKSON — Legislation that removes the Port of Gulfport and its $570 million post-Hurricane Katrina expansion and renovation from state government oversight has been sent to the governor. The Mississippi House gave final legislative approval to House Bill 1091 on Tuesday. The bill exempts the Port of Gulfport from state-agency bidding and purchasing oversight and […] [...]

Coming home, part 2- “Reshoring” could reenergize U.S. manufacturing

As director of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, Bill Martin has an up-close familiarity with the American “reshoring” trend, especially its implications for furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. He’s not convinced the trend of factories leaving China to return to the United States has arrived in Mississippi, but change is under way and the Magnolia […] [...]

Burkhalter honored for valor

The U.S. Coast Guard has presented a Certificate of Valor to Gulfport firefighter Lawrence Burkhalter. The Coast Guard says in a news release that Burkhalter is being honored for his efforts in the rescue of a State of Mississippi port employee. Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Ponte, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Gulfport, says on […] [...]

Port, MDA may make loans with port expansion funds

GULFPORT – State officials are considering a plan to make available about $150 million of hurricane recovery funds diverted for the expansion of the Port of Gulfport for housing and job projects for low- to moderate-income residents. The port received a total of $570 million for Hurricane Katrina recovery, originally intended to assist those residents. […] [...]

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