FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Gulfport, Miss. – Attorney Cowles Symmes will be sworn in as a member of the Mississippi State Port Authority’s (MSPA) Board of Commissioners during its November 18, 2021, board meeting. Appointed by Governor Tate Reeves, Symmes will replace Jack Norris as one of the three commissioners appointed by…
The Mississippi Port Authority at Gulfport has all the elements to make it a national leader in waterborne commerce and a economic driver for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The ideal location, history of perseverance, state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding services, cost effectiveness, and dedicated professional staff merge to meet the needs of our customers.
The Port of Gulfport maintains a comprehensive emergency management plan for severe weather and works closely with U.S. Customs & Border Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard, and the City of Gulfport Emergency Preparedness Department in order to respond effectively to potential threats and disasters. If threats of tropical storms or hurricanes have a possibility of entering our area, we will begin updating this page with up-to-date Port Status Conditions.
The MSPA Board of Commissioners typically meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Port’s Administrative Office on the 14th floor of the Hancock Bank Plaza, located at 2510 14th Street in Gulfport. Meeting times are subject to change. Please visit the Calendar of Events page for the most up-to-date information. Board meetings are open to the public.
The Port of Gulfport has a centralized purchasing function. All purchases are initiated through the Finance Department to ensure that all procurement requirements have been met. Vendors shall not make sales to any Port of Gulfport employee without a purchase order approved by the Finance Department.
GULFPORT, Miss. – The Port of Gulfport is pleased to welcome Dole’s newest container vessels, the “MV DOLE MAYA” and the “MV DOLE AZTEC” to Gulfport. The two vessels were named to recognize the indigenous people of the region that these vessels will serve, carrying Dole’s fresh exports to the Southern and Central United States….
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2021 GULFPORT, Miss. – The Commissioners for the Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) have entered into a lease agreement with Ocean Aero, Inc. for the construction, testing, and demonstration of Autonomous Underwater and Surface Vehicles (AUSVs) at the Port of Gulfport. This announcement comes as the company prepares to transfer…