• 2017 December 25 13:15

    Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals growth drive continued investment at the Port of Mobile

    The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals boards of directors in separate actions have approved a $49.5 million expansion of the container facility at the Port of Mobile, APM Terminals said in a press release.

    The Port Authority and APM Terminals jointly will deliver a Phase 3 expansion that includes a dock extension and an additional 20 acres of improved yard to maintain excess capacity to accommodate new business opportunities.  When completed, the project will accommodate an annual throughput capacity of 650,000 TEU.  

    “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.  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,” said Brian Harold, managing director for APM Terminals Mobile.  

    The Phase 3 is part of a 5 Phase long-term plan that can grow the terminal’s annual throughput capacity to 1.5M TEU.  Under the Phase 3 development, a 400 ft. dock extension, super Post-Panamax crane rails and upgrades to the fender system will accommodate 14,000 TEU ships.  The 20-acre yard expansion ensures excess capacity at the terminal to accommodate new shipper and carrier business opportunities.  The dock extension will take approximately 24 months to complete, while the yard will take 18 months to complete.

    When completed, Phase 3 will complement the recently completed Phase II investments that delivered 20 acres and installed two new super Post-Panamax cranes to accommodate new business through the terminal, including containers bound for Walmart’s 2.6 million square foot import distribution center at Mobile, Ala.  The project will also compliment the recently completed Intermodal Container Transfer Facility, which is accessible by five Class I railroads, including the Canadian National, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Kansas City Southern and BNSF. Currently, the Canadian National provides container intermodal rail service to key U.S. mid-west and Canadian markets.   

    “Container intermodal growth continues to drive investment at the Port of Mobile,” said James K. Lyons, chief executive of the Alabama State Port Authority.  Since 2005, the Port Authority and its partners have invested $535 million in shore-side and channel improvements to support the larger container ships calling the Port of Mobile. “These prior investments have competitively positioned the Port and set Mobile as an alternate gateway for U.S. trade. This expansion and our channel deepening and widening program will provide both shippers and carriers with a cost effective, customer service oriented option,” added Lyons. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers harbor modernization study is underway with a record of decision expected by year-end 2019.

    APM Terminals is a leading global port and cargo inland services provider with a presence in 59 countries providing the world’s most geographically balanced global terminal network with 76 operating port and terminal facilities, five new port facilities under construction, and an inland services network spanning 117 operations at 87 locations in 37 countries. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, the company works with shipping lines, importers/exporters, governments, business leaders and the entire global supply chain to provide solutions that help nations achieve their ambitions and businesses reach their performance goals. Learn more at www.apmterminals.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/APMTerminals.  

    The Alabama State Port Authority owns and operates the State of Alabama’s public, deep-water port facilities at the Port of Mobile, currently ranked 10 largest U.S. seaport by volume. The Authority’s container, general cargo and bulk facilities have immediate access to two interstate systems, five Class 1 railroads, and nearly 15,000 miles of inland waterway connections.




2018 November 16

15:29 Port of St. Petersburg handled 49.14 million tonnes in 10M’18, up 12% Y-o-Y
15:10 ZIM announces Q3 2018 results
14:45 Jan De Nul supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:24 Decision on construction of 4th and 5th nuclear-powered icebreakers expected before year end
14:10 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Thetis with Hudson
13:32 Entry fee for vessels to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019
13:10 Global Ship Lease completes strategic combination with Poseidon Containers
12:55 Ship inspection to keep high standards
12:31 GoodBulk announces delivery of Supramax vessel to its new owners
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
11:30 GTT receives an order from HHI to design the tanks of two new LNG carriers
11:25 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) boosts allocations for its development programme
11:04 ForSea completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB
10:44 Wärtsilä, LUT University and Nebraska Public Power District to develop business case for alternative fuels
10:41 Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.84% to $67.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.74% to $56.88
10:02 Portmaster improves efficiency in the Port of Scheveningen
09:57 High level experts to present at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
09:35 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 16.3 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’18
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,020 points

2018 November 15

18:03 Costa Smeralda to call on Cruiseport Rotterdam
17:54 Polish LNG Conference 2018 concludes in Warsaw
17:25 Port of Singapore throughput in 10M’18 grew by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 523.73 million tonnes
17:03 Maersk Line announces rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
16:52 Expert says downward trend in bunker prices may continue next week
16:30 Nevsky Shipyard launched dry cargo vessel of Project RSD59 «Pola Anfisa»
16:19 "K" Line takes delivery of coal carrier “SHONAI MARU” for JERA Trading
16:04 ICTSI names new APAC head
15:22 Meyer Turku starts construction of Carnival XL1
15:03 Port of Antwerp signs an agreement with Enabel
14:34 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 10M’18 declined by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 108 million tonnes
14:03 Pavilion Energy and Novatek agree to strengthen their LNG partnership
14:00 Damen hands over four FCS 2610 vessels to Allianz during ADIPEC
13:36 ABS awards industry’s first offshore facility cyber security-ready notation to Sembcorp Marine
13:23 NOVATEK’s Board of Directors to be elected on 18 January 2019
13:00 Zvezda shipyard started serial manufacturing of Aframax-class tankers
12:39 Residents of Riga and the Port outline a common vision for the future
12:04 Singapore hosts 10th APEC Port Services Network (APSN) Port Connectivity Forum
11:48 Bunker prices are still high in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:22 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg’s allocations for its development programme totaled RUB 413.5 million in 9M’2018
11:03 NYK promotes decarbonization through exploratory design of NYK Super Eco Ship 2050
10:51 ABS and HHI pioneer Cyber Security standard for new vessels
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.18% to $66, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $56.05
10:11 OOCL introduces new Asia – South Africa direct services
09:58 A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag - Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express plan to establish container shipping association
09:38 ASW Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet completed a call to the Republic of Djibouti
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,009 points

2018 November 14

18:37 Savannah achieves all-time record in October 2018
18:20 Sovcomflot concludes USD 149 million project credit facility with leading European banks
18:06 NYK and YLK jointly hold training program for staff from around the world
17:57 Organizers of “Dangerous cargoes: new transportation requirements” conference determined subjects to be discussed
17:36 Northwest Seaport Alliance adopts budget for 2019
17:07 DEME’s cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’ launched at the Royal IHC shipyard
17:06 Port of Rotterdam Authority wins 2018 ESPO Award
16:40 NIBULON’s fleet masters transportation of bulky cargo
16:38 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Maia with Glencore
16:18 A.P. Moller - Maersk reports Q3 2018 results
15:48 1.348 million cbm to be dredged in Azov-Don River Basin this year
15:20 Stolt-Nielsen, Golar LNG and Höegh LNG announce joint $182 mln investment in Avenir LNG
14:56 World's most eco-friendly bulk carriers Viikki & Haaga operate in Baltic Sea