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Donnie Caughman
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Port of Gulfport

The Mississippi State Port Authority is an Enterprise Agency of the State of Mississippi and is responsible for the daily operations of the Port of Gulfport. The Port of Gulfport is a bulk, break-bulk and container seaport which encompasses 204 acres, has nearly 6,000 feet of berthing space and averages over 2 million tons of cargo a year shipping over 200,000 TEU’S. The Port of Gulfport has gained a solid reputation as the second largest importer of green fruit in the United States and the 3rd busiest container port on the US Gulf of Mexico. The Port of Gulfport has direct access to Hwy 49 and it is only 10 minutes from Interstate 10. Simpson County is located approximately 110 miles from the port.

Port of Vicksburg

The Port of Vicksburg is located on a slack-water harbor. This 422-acre port consists of a harbor channel 9550 feet long, with minimum 300-foot width, and 12-foot minimum depth. An approach channel 4850 feet long with 150-foot minimum width and 12-foot minimum depth, connects the harbor channel to Vicksburg Harbor. The Port maintains a 150-ton crane, two 15-ton overhead cranes, all-weather loading and unloading, and 129,000 square feet of insured and sprinklered warehouse space. A rail and road loop allows direct access from barge to truck to rail. Liquid warehouse facilities, barge fleeting, and marshalling services, and barge cleaning and refurbishing services are available.
Simpson County is located approximately 70 miles from the port.

Port of New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans is the only deepwater port in the United States served by six class one railroads. This gives port users direct and economical rail service to or from anywhere in the country. The Port’s facilities include 22 million square feet of cargo handling area and more than 6 million square feet of covered storage area. Simpson County is located approximately 160 miles from the port.


Simpson County Interactive Map

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