Port of Pascagoula

PORT FACTS & Stats

The Jackson County Port Authority was established in 1956 and is an agency of Jackson County Mississippi.  The Port Authority is the legal entity responsible for the management and operations of the Port of Pascagoula public cargo facilities.

Mission

The mission of the Jackson County Port Authority is to acquire, develop and manage assets as necessary to build and sustain a world-class, multi use industrial port; and to encourage and support industrial and private development in Jackson County.


Governance

The Jackson County Port Authority Board of Commissioners governs the Port Authority and the Port of Pascagoula. Nine commissioners serve on the Board.  Five commissioners are appointed by the Jackson County Board of Supervisors and four are appointed by the Governor of the State of Mississippi.  All nine serve four-year terms concurrent with the appointer.


NATIONAL PORT RANKING

The Port of Pascagoula is the largest seaport in the state of Mississippi.  Over 26 million tons of cargo move through the port annually.  Pascagoula is comprised of public and private terminals and is a major U.S. port consistently RANKING AS A TOP 25 port in the nation for foreign cargo volume. Click here for Port Rankings

U.S. Port Ranking by Cargo Volume 2015 (2015 statistics CHART FROM U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)


Cargoes

Inbound

Forest Products,Crude Oil, Phosphate Rock, Chemicals, Aggregate

Outbound

Forest Products, Paper Products, Petroleum Products,
Fertilizer, Chemicals, Project Cargo


The Pascagoula River Harbor

Public Terminals

  • A - 500' wharf - transit warehouse
  • B - 544' wharf -145,000 sq ft covered storage
  • C - 718' x 187' open wharf - cold storage/freezer
  • D - 732' wharf - 158,550 sq ft covered storage
  • South Terminal - 825' wharf - 50+ acres

PRIVATE Terminals

  • Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • World Marine, LLC (West yard)

The Bayou Casotte Harbor

Public Terminals

  • E - 517' wharf
  • F - 737' wharf - marginal rail track
  • G - 516' wharf - 175,000 sq. ft. transit warehouse (shared with Terminal G)
  • H - 556' wharf - transit warehouse
  • G Extension - Barge Berth

PRIVATE Terminals

  • Chevron Pascagoula Refinery (Chevron Shipping Co.)
  • Mississippi Phosphates Corporation
  • World Marine, LLC (East yard)
  • VT Halter Marine
  • Gulf LNG Energy, LLC
  • First Chemical Corporation

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