Boatloads of bananas and pineapples are idling in the Gulf of Mexico as Dole and Chiquita await clearance to use the Gulfport Ship Channel in the Mississippi Sound.
Jonathan Daniels, executive director of the state Port of Gulfport, said he expects the port will reopen later today, with some restrictions.
He said damage at the port was limited to debris on the West Pier and minor damage to the roof of a transit shed on the East Pier that is rented by McDermott International.
Daniels estimates the port had 10 feet of storm surge.
At the Port of Pascagoula, damages are still being assessed. But Betty Ann White, manager of government and public relations, said no major damage has been found.