The Port of Gulfport is a deep-water seaport strategically positioned on the Gulf of Mexico, just 16 miles from shipping lanes and five nautical miles from the intracoastal waterway. Because of its location, ships can be in international waters within one hour of sailing from the Gulfport Harbor.
Class I rail service with high-speed, double stack capability is provided by Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS). CSX Corporation can access the Port via KCS’ line. The Port also offers convenient access to inland locations adjacent to the Mississippi River.
With direct access to Highway 49 and only minutes from Interstate 10, trucks can easily distribute products to 75 percent of the U.S. market within 24 hours.
The Port of Gulfport has three warehouses on two piers. All three warehouses have a dry pipe sprinkler system, are constructed of concrete and metal, and have rail access.
Shed 53 – 60,240 total gross square footage (exclusive lease with Dole)
Shed 50 – 230,000 total gross square footage (Dole leases 60,000 square feet and an office area.)
Shed 16 – 104,260 total gross square footage (Chiquita leases this entire warehouse.)
The Port of Gulfport and the Mississippi Development Authority have extensive contacts with regional real estate and economic developers to help facilitate any off-port warehousing needs for bulk, break bulk, and containerized cargo.
The intermodal movement of cargo at the Port of Gulfport is accommodated on the Port in the form of vessel-to-vessel, vessel-to-rail, and/or vessel-to-truck transfer. Approximately 45 truck lines service the Port of Gulfport on a daily basis.
A multitude of barge lines and barge services is also available at the Port.