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Chiquita mulls decision while N.O., Gulfport wait to see


Chiquita International confirmed in an email on Tuesday that the banana importer is in fact considering whether it will remain at the Port of New Orleans. Speculation has been rampant in recent weeks, without previous confirmation, about the matter, raising the possibility that the company might return to the Port of Gulfport, which it left two and one-half years ago. ...

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Chiquita got $15M in incentives to move back to Louisiana

GULFPORT — Chiquita Brands International Inc. is returning to New Orleans from Mississippi after nearly 40 years. Chiquita, then called United Brands, left New Orleans for Gulfport in the mid-1970s after more than 70 years in New Orleans. It is one of the Port of Gulfport’s top four tenants, according to that port’s website. “This is a huge, historic win ...

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Glass of Port, please

Port boss: Not likely diverted traffic would head to Gulfport One of the State Port of Gulfport’s nearest competitors is under the threat of flooding from the Mississippi River. But unless projections by the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard change, the Port of New Orleans will be able to handle its normal deep-water traffic, keeping Mississippi’s ...

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