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Changes at Pascagoula port

Port of Pascagoula Director Mark McAndrews has announced two staff changes. Randy Joplin has been promoted to deputy port director, operations, for the Jackson County Port Authority. Joplin has served the Port of Pascagoula as manager, safety/harbormaster since 1998. His prior maritime experience includes commercial shipping and steamship agency operations in various ports in the Gulf of Mexico, including Pascagoula. ...

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Port Authority sets 'conservative' budget of $12.9M

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County Port Authority commissioners have set a of $12.9 million budget for the Port of Pascagoula for the coming year. Port Director Mark McAndrews tells The Mississippi Press that the spending plan, adopted this week, is conservative. He says port revenues are relatively flat. Fiscal 2015 begins Oct. 1 for local governments. McAndrews says commissioners have created ...

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Chevron completes $1.4B base oil facility

PASCAGOULA — Chevron Corp.’s Pascagoula Refinery says construction on a new $1.4 billion base oil facility is complete. The Sun Herald reports the company expects to reach full production capability by midsummer. The oils are used to make lubricants, motor oils, hand cleaners, agricultural sprays and greases. “At that time, we’ll be considered the largest producer of premium base oils ...

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County to borrow $24M for wood pellet terminal at port

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have voted to borrow $24 million for the Port of Pascagoula’s wood pellet exporting terminal. The Mississippi Press reports that the board of supervisors acted yesterday after no one showed up for a public hearing. The terminal will handle wood pellets from a plant that is supposed to be built in George County starting in ...

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Bid let for Signet Maritime containment slab

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors and the Port of Pascagoula approved using federal Katrina money to build a containment slab at a shipyard in Pascagoula. The project, called an environmental slab, will be a concrete slab about 55,000 square feet, according to port officials, and will cover and contain contamination at Signet Maritime Inc., a shipyard on ...

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Supervisors approve support for building port terminal

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has voted to support building a $30-million terminal at the Port of Pascagoula to handle wood pellets from a plant that is supposed to be built in George County starting in late 2014. The Sun Herald reports the county will handle selling up to $24 million in bonds for the terminal. But ...

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Port asks county to borrow for wood pellet facility

PASCAGOULA — The Port of Pascagoula is asking Jackson County to borrow up to $24 million for wood pellet exporting facility. The Port of Pascagoula is preparing a Bayou Casotte berth for a specialized wood pellet exporting facility. The export facility will have silos, an unloading facility for trucks and rail cars and a conveyor delivery system to the wharf. ...

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LNG facility awaits federal approval for exporting

PASCAGOULA — Investors spent $1 billion building a facility in Pascagoula to import liquefied natural gas. But plans to bring natural gas into the United States collapsed when explorers began finding large quantities of natural gas in the United States. Now, Kinder Morgan, the pipeline company that operates the facility, is trying to get approval from the U.S. Department of ...

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Bryant, leaders headed to South America on trade mission

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and a group of Mississippi business leaders are in Brazil this week to meet with local trade organizations and officials. The group has stops scheduled in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. They left yesterday and are to return Friday. Joining Bryant are Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christensen, Port of Gulfport Director Jonathan ...

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Port lands $14M grant from USDOT for improvements

PASCAGOULA — Officials at the Port of Pascagoula say a $14-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be part of a $44-million improvement project that will create a more efficient rail connection into the port The Mississippi Press reports that the $14- million federal “TIGER” grant will be combined with $10 million from the state, $15 million from ...

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