PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors came out of executive session with the Port of Pascagoula and approved a loan, not to exceed $5 million, to improve a wharf on Bayou Casotte.
Port Director Mark McAndrews tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/RHOzNQ ) the money will be used to upgrade an under-utilized wharf so that it will be able to handle liquid bulk cargo for a new shipper.
County supervisors said Monday the project is tied to the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, which will actually pay off the loan. The wharf will be used to transport xylene, a solvent found in airplane fuel and gasoline and is used in the rubber and leather industries.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com