The Port of Gulfport’s leadership and staff remain diligently focused on economic development and job creation opportunities. In the past 3 years, the Port has signed new maritime tenants, expanded the presence of existing tenants such as Chemours, Dole and Crowley, acquired a 116-acre inland port facility, became the home port for USM’s research vessel R/V Point Sur, and signed a new deal with Chiquita allowing them to return to Gulfport. The Port’s strategy continues to be diversifying the target industries for the Port and pursuing opportunities in strategic industries that are already strong within Mississippi’s economic development focus.
SEAONE GULFPORT, LLC
In April 2017, the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport (MSPA) approved a 40-year lease agreement with SeaOne Gulfport, LLC, advancing the plans to establish a processing facility at the Port of Gulfport to export rich natural gas and natural gas liquids to Caribbean and Central American markets.
SeaOne Gulfport, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston-based SeaOne Holdings, LLC, which in September 2012 confirmed plans to commence development of this project to offer customers located in the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries of the Caribbean and Central America access to low cost U.S. rich natural gas and natural gas liquids.
SeaOne plans to begin construction in early 2018 and commission the plant for operation in April 2020. The initial plant is expected to be capable of shipping 6 million to 8 million cargo tons a year.
For more information about SeaOne Gulfport, LLC visit https://seaonecorp.com/gulfport/.