Ribbon cutting for the RESTORE Dock at Port Bienville Industrial Park

Officials to cut ribbon at Port Bienville Dock

WHO:   U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo, Governor Tate Reeves, local officials and business leaders. 

WHAT:  Ribbon cutting for the RESTORE Dock at Port Bienville Industrial Park.
Members of the media are encouraged to attend the event. 

WHERE: Port Bienville Industrial Park, 13037 Road G, Bay St. Louis, MS 39502. Directional signs will be in place. Map attached.
***Flat, closed-toe shoes recommended. The event will be held outside at the dock and gravel laydown area.*** 

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 12, at 2 p.m.

WHY:    Known as the RESTORE Dock, the project was funded by a $7.4 million RESTORE Act grant in 2017. An additional $510,000 in funding came from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s GOMESA program. HCPHC contributed the remaining $870,000.

The $8.8 million project includes a 600-foot bulkhead with a 40-foot apron which can accommodate three barges for loading and unloading. A 250-foot crushed stone laydown yard extends from the apron for operations and storage.

The project also includes two Port Bienville Shortline Railroad track extensions to serve the dock with rail-to-barge intermodal operations. Access roads were also improved for truck and other vehicle traffic.

The construction project was awarded to Gill’s Crane and Dozer Service, Inc., of Slidell. Notice to proceed work was issued in May 2021. 


The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission was established in 1963 to lead the county’s economic development activities. Stennis International Airport and Port Bienville Industrial Park are home to 30 companies with more than 1,000 employees. For more information visit www.portairspace.com.