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Port of Gulfport designated as a strategic port

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

After more than two years of working toward it, the Port of Gulfport has officially been designated as a "strategic port" by the Department of Defense.

The designation means the port will be utilized for the logistics and movement of military cargo. The close proximity of military bases was a big advantage in the port attaining the strategic port designation. For example, past military shipments involving the Seabee base in Gulfport would go through ports in Texas, even though the base is less than two miles away from the Port of Gulfport.

Steve Phillips is covering today's announcement. Look for more on this story later today on WLOX News and on WLOX.com.

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