APM Terminals Mobile Expands by 32 Acres
May 25, 2022
Terminals Mobile has signed an agreement with the Alabama State Port
Authority to add 32 acres to the current 134 acre container terminal
yard to keep pace with future demand, creating one million TEU
throughput capacity that is approved to handle 14,000 TEU ships. This
represents the third expansion in the last six years as importers expand
their volumes to meet regional consumer demand and tap into rail service
to the Midwest U.S. market.
Ocean: Five weekly services from Asia, one North Europe service, one Intra-Americas service.
Rail: Daily rail departures to U.S. Midwest markets via Five Class I railroads serving the port (2.5 day direct doublestack service to Chicago). Two new cranes were added to the near dock, Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) in August 2021. In 2024, more rail infrastructure will be added in Montgomery, Alabama when the Alabama Port Authority and CSX build an intermodal container transfer facility to serve expanding port volumes.
Truck: High productivity truck gates. 52 minute turntimes, including 83% dual transactions (where truckers optimize their route, bringing in export containers or empty containers and picking up a full import container).
Logistics: Five major logistics parks nearby.
Air freight: Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley is adjacent to port for ecommerce/parcel/aerospace.
Cold chain: CN refrigerated packs available for northbound rail cargoes. New cold storage facility opened October 2021.
“Supply chain leaders are looking to expand their routing options in
2022 to add more flexibility and fulfillment speed to serve consumer
demand. We’re working with customers to deliver high port productivity,
more port space and more inland logistics connectivity to address the
market demand,” said Brian Harold, Managing Director of APM Terminals
Sealand – A Maersk Company has added a new service called the Bonita Express with the inaugural call at APM Terminals Mobile on May 18th. The new, direct all-water service links Mobile in the U.S.
Gulf to the key Central American ports of Puerto Cortes in Honduras
and Santo Tomas de Castilla in Guatemala (with connectivity to multiple
inland locations including to/from Nicaragua and El Salvador).
companies already in Alabama are Hyundai, AM/NS Calvert, Outokumpu,
Northrop Grumman, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Airbus, Amazon, Walmart, BendPak
and Bella + Canvas have selected the Port