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Port sets up decontamination station

PASCAGOULA — The Port of Pascagoula has set up a decontamination station to check incoming vessels for oil on their hulls. Port Director Mark McAndrews says the station is set up at the channel entrance, and any ship that has oil on its hull is being cleaned before entering the channel. McAndrews told The Mississippi Press that the oil threat ...

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Port of New Orleans joins class-action lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — The Port of New Orleans has entered a class-action lawsuit claiming that a group of distributors of marine products engaged in price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracies. New Orleans CityBusiness says the Port of Galveston, Texas, and Houston-based OSG Lightering, an energy transportation firm, are co-plaintiffs in the suit. The federal suit was filed March 30 in Los Angeles. ...

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Stimulus funding railroad improvements

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — According to Gov. Haley Barbour, Mississippi has received a $20-million federal grant that will help fund railroad improvements from the Port of Gulfport to Hattiesburg, a major step for the Mississippi economy. “I personally thank Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and the Obama Administration for giving favorable consideration to and recognizing the importance of the Gulf ports, such ...

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Port to fund rail-link study

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Port Authority will provide $35,000 for a study on creating a rail line linking East-central Mississippi to coastal ports. The Regional Railroad Authority of East Mississippi would oversee about 45 miles of track from Waynesboro to Lucedale, where existing lines serve port facilities in Pascagoula and Mobile. The group is seeking $225 million in federal ...

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Port of Pascagoula traffic falls

PASCAGOULA — The Port of Pascagoula’s public terminals moved 700,876 tons of cargo last year, almost 130,000 tons, or 16 percent, less than it moved in 2008, according to data released by the Jackson County Port Authority. Port Director Mark McAndrews tells The Mississippi Press that in 2008, the port moved 829,736 tons of cargo, about 82 percent of which ...

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Tenn-Tom museum gets state funds

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a grant to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority to establish a museum in its headquarters in Columbus. The goal of the museum board is to raise $1 million between grants and outside contributions to complete the project. Construction is expected to begin within the next 60 days, according to Agnes ...

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