APMT $49.5m expansion agreed for Mobile

Strategic move: The Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals are to expand the container facility at the Port of Mobile Photo: Alabama State Port Authority Strategic move: The Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals are to expand the container facility at the Port of Mobile Photo: Alabama State Port Authority
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The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals have approved a $49.5 million expansion of the container facility at the Port of Mobile.

They will jointly deliver a Phase 3 expansion which will accommodate an annual throughput capacity of 650,000 teu with a new dock extension and an additional 20 acres of improved yard to accommodate new business opportunities.

“The Phase 3 expansion enables us to stay well ahead of the growth pattern we’ve seen in the Port of Mobile, as well as add dock space to support the growing vessel sizes that are coming to the terminal,” said Brian Harold, managing director for APM Terminals Mobile.

“It will help us maintain the efficiency levels our customers have come to expect, while also creating the extra capacity needed to support potential future economic growth in our market.”

Bigger picture

The Phase 3 is part of a 5 Phase, long-term plan that can grow the terminal’s annual throughput capacity to 1.5 million teu. Under the Phase 3 development, a 400-foot dock extension, super Post-Panamax crane rails and upgrades to the fender system will accommodate 14,000 teu ships.

When completed over the next two years, Phase 3 will complement the recently commissioned Phase II investments that delivered 20 acres and installed two new super Post-Panamax cranes to serve new business through the terminal, including containers bound for Walmart’s 2.6 million square foot import distribution centre at Mobile, Ala.

The project will also compliment the recently completed Intermodal Container Transfer Facility, which is accessible by five Class I railroads, which provide container intermodal rail service to key US mid-west and Canadian markets.

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