Port of Pascagoula


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.


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.


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.


The Port of Pascagoula is the largest seaport in the state of Mississippi.  Over 25 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 highly ranking as a top port in the nation for foreign cargo volume. Click here for Port Rankings



Forest Products, Crude Oil, Chemicals


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

The Pascagoula River Harbor

Public Terminals

  • A - 230 x 530 ft. open wharf and transit warehouse
  • B - 544' wharf -145,000 sq ft covered storage
  • C - 718' x 187' open wharf
  • D - 732' wharf - 158,550 sq ft covered storage
  • South Terminal - 825' wharf - 50+ acres

PRIVATE Terminals

  • Ingalls Shipbuilding

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.)
  • VT Halter Marine
  • Gulf LNG Energy, LLC
  • First Chemical Corporation
  • ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore

Sign up for Port news