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.
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.
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)
The Pascagoula River Harbor
The Bayou Casotte Harbor