$60 million rail expansion begins at APM Terminal Mobile

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The Port of Mobile has been seeing tremendous growth. (Steve Doig / Unsplash)

APM Terminals Mobile has begun a $60 million rail expansion at the Port of Mobile, Alabama. This project will double the customers’ capacity and consist of additional tracks, railyard storage space and improve port access.

The expansion

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12,000 feet of tracks to be added in the Port of Mobile expansion. (APM Terminals)

The terminal is adding 12,000 feet of tracks, additional rail yard storage space and container capacity. This project will also improve access to the Port of Mobile, where container volume topped 500,000 20-foot-equivalent containers in 2021, the largest in the port’s history.

APM Terminal staff says that the goal of this expansion is to provide faster rail loading and departure options for supply chains in the Midwest and Southeast parts of the U.S. from the Port of Mobile. The project is scheduled to take 24 months to complete. APM Terminals Mobile is doubling capacity at the Port of Mobile to over 1 million twenty-foot units.

“Our customers are looking for expanded options for their supply chains so we are focusing on faster connections to rail providers into inland markets.”

Leo Huisman, Head of APM Terminals Americas

APM Terminal Mobile

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Southern spots like the Port of Mobile could prevent further supply chain crises.
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Since 2008, APM Terminals Mobile has offered capacity for 650,000 twenty-foot units, four ship-to-shore cranes, a 732-meter deepwater bunk, 325 refrigerated container connections and two on-dock rail tracks. The terminal offers 24/7 access to ships and seven different start times for faster operations.

APM Terminals Mobile’s rail expansion goal correlates with the Port of Mobile project, which will accommodate larger vessels entering the terminal and make Mobile the deepest harbor in the U.S.

“These improvements and our expanded rail facility will ensure customer competitiveness and strengthen Alabama as the preferred logistics corridor.”

Leo Huisman, Head of APM Terminals Americas

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