Port at Gulfport could have deals for two new tenants, director says

The Port of Gulfport could have deals with two new tenants within six months, the port’s executive director said Tuesday.

News of the prospective tenants was revealed in a status report on the $570 million restoration project at the port by Gov. Phil Bryant’s Office, the Mississippi Development Authority.

“The prospective tenants are in industry sectors that play a strong role in Mississippi’s economy,” the report says. “Their operations at the Port of Gulfport will open up trade lanes with northern Europe and Asia for the port and capitalize on the increase in trade with Asia that the Gulf Coast region will see as a result of the Panama Canal expansion.”

Because of confidentiality agreements with the two, neither their names nor the nature of their business can be revealed, said port Executive Director Jonathan Daniels. He said an announcement with those details was two to six months away.

Sun Herald
9/3/13