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First Chiquita ship rolls into State Port

It was an evening of firsts on the West Pier of the State Port of Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports the first Chiquita ship rolled in Monday almost two years after the fruit company severed its 40-year tenancy at the port for a berth in New Orleans. Chiquita will be the first use of the state port’s new cranes that ...

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Chiquita reverses course, will return to Port of Gulfport

By JACK WEATHERLY Chiquita Fresh North America LLC issued a release to the Mississippi Business Journal on Tuesday saying it will leave the Port of New Orleans and return to the Port of Gulfport next month. The release was short on details. Port of Gulfport Executive Director Jonathan Daniels has said that longshoremen lost 80,000 annual hours when Chiquita left two and one-half ...

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State port’s Katrina relief jobs costly, slow to materialize

GULFPORT — The federal government is giving the state of Mississippi more time to create jobs promised in exchange for more than $566 million in Hurricane Katrina-relief funds. The state Port at Gulfport has used the federal money to restore and expand its West Pier, a project that will not be completed before late 2016 or possibly early 2017, port ...

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New Orleans congestion keeps Chiquita Gulfport port

GULFPORT — Chiquita containers filled with paper arrive by truck and rail at the State Port in Gulfport where they are stored for later movement to New Orleans for southbound shipment. Along with its own cargo, Crowley Liner Services is shipping into Gulfport northbound Chiquita containers loaded with produce. Chiquita moved to New Orleans in October after 40 years in Gulfport. ...

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Port of Gulfport board: No need to raise port elevation to 25 feet

An eagerness to shorten the time frame for upgrading the Port of Gulfport led port commissioners Tuesday 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 15 feet. That decision will be made ...

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