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Mississippi State Port of Gulfport

​For more than 100 years, mid-America has relied on the Port of

Gulfport for rapid transport and delivery of millions of tons of cargo
that have made their way through this extremely efficient and diverse

The Port was established in 1902 as a deep water port. Access to
the Port is provided by a short, 16 mile shipping channel which extends
northward from vessel anchorage just south of Ship Island. All piers are
public, however, most facilities are operated through leases, operating
agreements or space assignment agreements with private operators or

The port moves nearly 2 million tons of cargo annually, including
such diverse products as tropical fruit, ilmenite ore, aluminum, steel,
paper, forest products and heavy lift cargoes. Gulfport is ranked as the
3rd busiest container port on the Gulf of Mexico and 17th in the United