NEW ORLEANS–Chiquita Brands International Inc. will relocate its shipping operations from the Port of Gulfport in Mississippi to the Port of New Orleans. The move is likely to result in 270 to 350 new permanent jobs as well as an increase in total economic output of $373 million to $485 million over 10 years.

“This is a huge, historic win for the Port of New Orleans and for trade in our state,” said Governor Bobby Jindal, in a statement. “Today’s announcement further solidifies Louisiana’s position as one of the top states for international commerce in the US.”

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