Mississippi, located in the deep south region of the United States, is bordered by Tennessee, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, and is primarily defined on its western border by the Mississippi River. The various waterways allow for water transportation within the state and throughout the country. In fact, Mississippi is connected to both national and global markets through its ports, waterways, and the Gulf of Mexico. Below, our Mississippi tugboat accident lawyer highlights some of the state’s main ports, as well as some of the common causes of tugboat accidents and injuries that occur each year. Mississippi’s 16 Ports and Waterways Mississippi has 16 main ports that are on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. These ports allow for vessels, such as tugboats, to travel up and down the Mississippi River daily. The 16 ports include the following: Yellow Creek State Inland Port Port Itawamba Port of Amory City of Aberdeen Port Raymond D. Lucas Memorial Port Lowndes County Port Port of Rosedale Port of Greenville Port of Vicksburg Port of Claiborne County Port of Natchez-Adams County Yazoo County Port Port Bienville Port of Gulfport Biloxi Port Division Port of Pascagoula These busy ports offer numerous services such as barge-truck-rail unloading and loading, tugboat services, container shipping, warehousing, import and export assistance, barge fleeting, mooring assistance, and bare loading and unloading, among other services. Mississippi also has other waterways available for water transportation such as the Gulf of Mexico and various rivers, in addition to the Mississippi River, such […]
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