Boone report: Halcorp may get extension

by IN reporter Sean Boone

Next week City Council will decide if the 20-year Halcorp contract for the Port of Pensacola–which expires this year–should be renewed.

Since coming on board with the city, the liquid asphalt distributor that is now Halcorp has changed owners four times and has recently been in the forefront of displeasure by many who want to get rid of long-term contracts at the port. The port also has a long-term contract with worldwide cement distributor CEMEX until 2022.

Halcorp–formally Belcher Oil Company–has operated the port terminal since 2005.

The contract will first be brought before the Council Enterprise Operation Committee on Monday before a decision is voted upon on Thursday at the regular council meeting.

Note: Council members are telling me that they haven’t had any emails or phone calls on the Port. Unless the voters speak out. This contract will be extended.