Container volume at Mississippi’s Port of Gulfport grew 4.8 percent in 2010, but the 208,486 20-foot equivalent units remained behind 2008 levels.
Despite the rebound in 2010, the port’s container volume still was below the 214,074 TEUs Gulfport saw in 2008.
Gulfport handled more than 2.17 million tons of cargo in 2010, up 5.8 percent from 2009, but still below 2008 levels of 2.33 million tons.
The MSPA said the outlook for Gulfport traffic in 2011 will depend greatly on the recovery of the global economy, the continued development of port infrastructure and the marketing of restored port facilities and enhanced services.
It said the port’s revitalization program is advancing rapidly, helping its position as the third busiest container port on the Gulf Coast.