A multicommodity bulk terminal is planned for the Jackson County Port Authority's former grain elevator at the Port of Pascagoula.
Plans for developing the site were reinforced by findings of a feasibility study that the dry bulk market represented a good opportunity for the Pascagoula location.The 42-acre site is located in the port's Pascagoula River Harbor section, 7 miles from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The site also offers more than 1,940 feet of berthing space, barge fleeting and shifting services.
In 1996, the port recorded a 4 percent rise over 1995 in cargo volume. Major cargoes included petroleum products, phosphate rick, chemicals, fertilizer, forest and paper products and frozen foods.