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MSPA unveils new $2 million Gulfport security complex

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  • New West Pier Terminal security gate can handle six lanes of truck traffic

The Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) has unveiled its new US$2 million security gate complex at the Port of Gulfport.

The new facility features three inbound and three outbound lanes and will serve as the West Pier Terminal security gate. Previously, this entrance had only one inbound and one outbound lane.

“This complex represents a significant improvement in the way we process vehicles into and out of the port,” said MSPA executive director and CEO, Jonathan Daniels.

“It’s an important piece in our ongoing efforts to restore and improve the port, as well as prepare for future growth and increased cargo volumes.”

Partially funded by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Authority’s Port Security Grant Program, companies who worked to complete the security gate complex included -Brown, Mitchell & Alexander, Inc. (BMA), Lanier & Associates Consulting Engineers and Rod Cooke Construction, Inc.

The Port of Gulfport is currently undergoing a major redevelopment after being nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina nearly a decade ago. Construction works on a new wharf face for the west pier at the port began in June as part of a $55.8 million restoration project.

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