The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on demand in the United States and the Caribbean and Central America caused two-way trade between the regions to contract in the first nine months of 2020.
Port of Gulfport (MS)
Port of Gulfport (MS)
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02 Nov 2020
The busiest US Gulf Coast ports saw only a small decline in throughput during the first seven months of the year despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer demand in the US and abroad.
24 Jul 2019
Yilport and the Mississippi State Port Authority are making headway in agreeing to a concession and aim to have a binding letter of intent — featuring a roadmap of planned investments — by the end of the year.
09 Oct 2018
The US Coast Guard has declared Condition Yankee for the eastern US Gulf of Mexico ports including Panama City, Pensacola, Mobile, Pascagoula, and Gulfport. Under that status, ports are closed to inbound and outbound traffic.
10 Feb 2018
With the long-awaited boom in US production of synthetic resins expected to finally materialize this year, shippers are urging carriers to add more services from the Gulf to Asia. But will ocean carriers respond?
13 May 2017
New Panama Canal services from Asia are helping to fuel steady growth in Gulf ports’ single-digit share of US containerized imports.
26 Nov 2016
US Gulf ports have gotten a taste of Asian all-water container services and are hungry for more.
13 Jun 2016
U.S. Gulf Coast ports handled 8.2 percent or 2.6 million twenty-foot-equivalent units of the total 31.9 million laden TEUs in the U.S. container trade in 2015.
13 Feb 2016
This spring’s arrival of three post-Panamax cranes at the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, has been upstaged by a shipyard contract that’s expected to get the port off the hook for repayment of millions of dollars in hurricane relief funds.
14 Jul 2015
The Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, has encountered a setback to its hopes of dredging a channel large enough to match the port’s growth ambitions.
12 Jun 2015
U.S. Gulf ports’ container traffic started strong in 2015, with more than a little help from slowdowns and congestion that hobbled West Coast ports and made shippers look for alternatives.
10 Oct 2014
With an eye toward the 2016 expansion of the Panama Canal, Houston and other Gulf of Mexico ports are investing to expand their capacity to handle the larger ships that will transit the canal’s new locks.
02 Sep 2014
Dredging to restore the ship channel at the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, to its authorized 36-foot depth has begun after years of delays.
27 Jun 2014
Chiquita will remain a port tenant at Gulfport, Mississippi, for six more months before moving to New Orleans.
15 May 2014
Chiquita Brands International will shift its Gulfport, Mississippi, calls, and an estimated 60,000 to 78,000 20-foot-equivalent units annually, to New Orleans next year.
26 Feb 2014
Containerized cargo at Gulf ports is benefiting from a north-to-south shift in U.S. population growth, growth in the region’s automotive and chemical industries and investment in container-handling facilities.
30 Apr 2013
31 Aug 2012
Ports along the central Gulf of Mexico have reopened after sustaining what officials said was minimal damage from Hurricane Isaac’s winds and heavy rains.
30 Aug 2012
The Gulf ports of New Orleans, Mobile and Gulfport remained closed Thursday morning in the wake of Hurricane Isaac as port executives waited to assess port and ocean conditions before reopening.
27 Aug 2012
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13 Aug 2012
Great expectations are colliding with hard reality at the Port of Gulfport, Miss., where state officials are considering modifications to a $570 million rebuilding and expansion project.
27 Jun 2011
When Hurricane Katrina barreled into Gulfport in August 2005, the 24-foot surge all but destroyed the Mississippi port’s container and bulk terminals, decimating 700,000 square feet of warehouse