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MTC Logistics set to expand at Port of Mobile

[ October 1, 2018   //   ]

The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and MTC Logistics (MTC) announced on September 25  MTC’s purchase of property located immediately adjacent to the ASPA’s container terminal, operated by APM Terminals. MTC will build a state-of-the-art international temperature-controlled distribution center focused on both import and export cargo.

 “We’re extremely pleased to see this world class services company invest in both our region and our port. MTC’s investment will create new jobs and add new products to the port’s container intermodal operations,” said James K. Lyons, Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Alabama State Port Authority.

 This year marks the  90th anniversaries for both ASPA and MTC.

 “What a great way to celebrate these milestones by building a state-of-the-art international distribution center in Mobile,” said Brooks Royster, III, president, MTC Logistics.

 Under Phase I, MTC will invest approximately $60 million and directly employ 50 to 70 associates at the new facility.

  “ASPA’s vision to acquire the land was key to this transaction and if not for its unique location, it is unlikely this project would have come to fruition,” said Royster. “Being able to find property immediately adjacent to a world-class port such as Mobile and in such close proximity to I-10 is a very unique opportunity. The project received favorable endorsements by local and state officials.”

 Ernie Ferguson, vice president of Sales with MTC Logistics, revealed that the strategic location on the US Gulf Coast will allow the company to expand its service offering. “We will have a significant focus on import cargo to help balance refrigerated container supply in Mobile,” he said.

 The new facility will be more than 12 million cubic feet in size with approximately 40,000 racked pallet positions. It will offer a comprehensive suite of services including blast freezing, port drayage and LTL Consolidation.

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