Port of Gulfport completes $570 million expansion, restoration: report
Heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina 13 years ago, the Port of Gulfport has completed a $570 million expansion and restoration project, WXXV reports. The Gulfport-based television station reported that the port has grown to 300 acres -- almost twice the size before Katrina hit in 2005.
“We’ve had the opportunity to redo, we’ve had the opportunity to rebuild. Everything you see here is new. Through catastrophe came opportunity,” port CEO Jonathan Daniels told the station.
In addition to expanding, the port was raised to combat flooding and new warehouses and other facilities were added, the story said. Some of the work was done to enable the facility to handle military cargo, the story reported.