Loads lighter in '13 at Port of Gulfport

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Port of Vicksburg officials say 164,369 tons were unloaded last year, down more than half from the 332,453 tons of cargo handled in 2012.

Revenue from cargo to the Warren County Port Commission topped the $2 million mark for the second straight year, at $2.04 million. In 2012, the company paid the commission $2.51 million.

Officials expect no huge drop-offs in the next 12 months.

The Vicksburg Post reports (http://bit.ly/1n6xPLd) that majority of the material was steel and various agricultural products, according to detailed monthly reports.

Tonnage and revenue in 2012 rebounded to the highest marks in five years, thanks in part from renewed activity after the Mississippi River Flood of 2011.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com

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