Port focuses on potential clients

Published: Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM.

The company is a new one, Pitts said, but Sellers added that the officers in the company have previous experience in the industry and are lining up financing at this point.

“I’ve very excited,” Pitts said. “(Sellers) has been very active.”

Sellers added, “We are getting calls every day.”

Dredging and rail

Jorge Gonzalez, senior vice president for the St. Joe Company, said the company is “getting the process” started with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging of the shipping channel adjacent to the old mill site.

Dredging the channel would provide additional opportunities to grow the port and was seen as an important step in the process by Jeff Holt with the Bank of Montreal during his visit to the port late last year.

Gonzalez added that the Bank of Montreal continues to actively work in the private sector to identify potential clients.

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