The Alabama State Port Authority has approved a concession agreement with Alabama Steel Terminals to develop a new $36 million steel coil handling facility at the port authority’s main docks complex at the Port of Mobile.
The new facility, which will be served by rail, truck and barge, will be constructed behind ASPA’s Pier D2 berth, located on a 40-foot deep channel. Alabama Steel Terminals, a joint venture between TriState Maritime Services and the Richardson Group of Companies, will operate and manage the terminal.
Alabama Steel Terminals will construct a 372,600-square-foot warehouse for steel coil throughput handling in two phases. During the first phase, AST will build 178,200 square feet of covered bay area equipped with three 50-ton capacity overhead bridge cranes, and 168,000 square feet of open storage yard, which is expected to handle 650,000 tons of steel annually. The second phase of development will add a 194,400-square-foot bay area equipped with three additional 50-ton capacity overhead bridge cranes.