Chiquita to ask for more time at Port of Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Chiquita's contract at the Port of Gulfport expires next month. However, WLOX News has learned Chiquita needs a bit more time to pack up its containers and move to New Orleans.

Chiquita has asked for a lease extension that runs through the end of the year. But the port director says because of expansion plans at Chiquita's current dock, he's not sure commissioners will agree to a six month extension.

The Chiquita lease will be taken up at the Port of Gulfport's June 26th meeting.

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