Mississippi Port Plans Wood Pellet Export Facility

The growth of wood pellet manufacturing means a big opportunity for the Port of Pascagoula. Plans are in the works for a $30 million port improvement to accommodate future wood pellet exports. The State of Mississippi will provide about one-third of the financing for this economic development project, built at the port’s Bayou Cassotte facilities. […]

The growth of wood pellet manufacturing means a big opportunity for the Port of Pascagoula. Plans are in the works for a $30 million port improvement to accommodate future wood pellet exports.

The State of Mississippi will provide about one-third of the financing for this economic development project, built at the port’s Bayou Cassotte facilities.

“This facility was built in the early 1960s. It’s approaching the end of its useful life,” said Port Executive Director Mark McAndrews, as he pointed to a large map of Bayou Cassotte.

McAndrews said a warehouse shed at terminals “E” and “F” will be removed and silo storage added. “Rail and truck unloading facilities, a conveyor system to the ship on the inside berth here,” he explained.

The new facilities will initially be able to export about a half million tons of wood pellets per year.

From WLOX 13 News: http://www.wlox.com/story/21874401/port-of-pascagoula-plans-wood-pellet-export-facility

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