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APM, Terminal Link, Alabama Port Auth. open Mobile Container Terminal

By: | at 07:00 PM | Channel(s): Ports & Terminals  

Newest Gulf Coast gateway provides access to all possible trade routes to and from the Port of Mobile.

Recently the Mobile Container Terminal LLC (MCT), a joint venture between APM Terminals, Terminal Link, a division of CMA CGM, and the Alabama State Port Authority marked the official opening of its new, state-of-the-art Gulf Coast gateway to global trade options. MCT will provide terminal customers with access to global networks covering all possible trade routes to and from the Port of Mobile.

At the intersection of five Class 1 Railroads, immediate access to Interstates 10 and 65, and located 30 miles from open ocean, MCT offers an enhanced option in the US Gulf for reaching Midwest markets, as well as Alabama and neighboring states. MCT, operated and managed by APM Terminals, has a start up capacity of more than 350,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and will be developed in phases at a full build out capacity of 800,000 TEU annually.

“This world-class facility is poised to meet current and future shipping demand in the US Gulf Coast and is a testament to the combined strength of APM Terminals, Terminal Link and the Alabama State Port Authority,” said Eric Sisco, President of APM Terminals Americas.  “It is a win for the partners, the city, the state, the Gulf Coast region and the industry as a whole.”

“We are excited about the opening of the state-of-the art Mobile Container Terminal as it provides a cost effective alternative for our customers to reach new market opportunities through the Gulf Coast gateway,” commented Frank J. Baragona, President of CMA CGM (America) LLC. “The experience of our partners, Alabama State Port Authority, APM Terminals, and CMA CGM’s operating subsidiary, Terminal Link, will deliver a world class-operation to support the continued growth and expansion in this region.”

The overall project includes a separate intermodal rail transfer facility and modern distribution complex and represents a total investment of approximately $300 million. Currently, MCT employs over 300 and is poised to create over 1,300 jobs at final build out. During this time, MCT will generate $2.6 million in annual tax revenue for the area.