Article by Jason DeHart
There are seaports that make a living moving cargo and ports that fill a different role. The Port of Pensacola is one of the latter. This Panhandle port doesn’t measure its success so much in terms of cargo tonnage. Instead, it’s made a living servicing ships that service Gulf oil exploration.
“The offshore industry doesn’t (produce) cargo. We view our success as vessel dockage days. There were 443 dockage days last fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2015. So that industry sector is still going very well for us,” said Amy Miller, port director.
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