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Port of Mobile headed for busiest year on record

[ September 15, 2022   //   ]

The Alabama Port Authority announced its container volumes at APM Terminals are on track for a record year. With 364,687 TEUs moved year-to-date, the container terminal is tracking more than 10% above its 2021 numbers, the terminal’s busiest full year to date. If the current pace of growth continues, the terminal could break half a million TEUs up to six weeks before it did last year.
“Our container volumes continue to grow because APM Terminal’s operations provide fluidity and reliability shippers can count on,” said Port Authority Director and CEO, John C. Driscoll. “With the terminal’s efficiency and options for cargo delivery via rail or interstate, the Port of Mobile is reducing shippers’ landed costs.”
In addition to strong container numbers, intermodal rail moves in August were up 125% over 2021 and refrigerated cargo was up 15.9% over the same period.
These numbers follow July’s record as the busiest month for containerized cargo in the history of the terminal. August is the Port’s eighth consecutive month to post double and triple-digit growth for overall throughput volume and intermodal rail volume, respectively. The terminal will expand its capabilities to one million TEUs upon completion of the Phase IV expansion set to come online in 2025.
“As one of the newest, most modern container terminals in the United States, APM Terminals is proud to partner with the Port of Mobile to deliver for the State of Alabama, the region, and the world,” said Brian Harold, Managing Director at APM Terminals Mobile.