Imports are important to Gulf ports’ growth because ocean carriers in the major east-west trades deploy capacity based on imports, which command freight rates about four times higher than exports.
Port of Mobile
09 Oct 2018
The US Coast Guard has declared Condition Yankee for the eastern US Gulf of Mexico ports including Panama City, Pensacola, Mobile, Pascagoula, and Gulfport. Under that status, ports are closed to inbound and outbound traffic.
05 Sep 2018
Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall late Tuesday evening near Pascagoula with winds of approximately 70 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center reported.
13 Apr 2018
Without the delays of the nation’s other coasts, and with a growing population and the desire of companies to place inventory closer to customers, the US Gulf region’s ports have a competitive edge and are poised for business wins.
09 Apr 2018
The terminal will be developed on the site of a former bulk terminal in the port’s upper harbor.
06 Apr 2018
Port officials expect better quarters ahead for the Port of Mobile (above), and one of several reasons is because automotive shipments are poised to grow with the continuing expansion of auto assembly plants in Alabama and surrounding states.
12 Mar 2018
The Alabama State Port Authority is moving forward with plans to develop an automobile terminal at the Port of Mobile.
10 Feb 2018
With the long-awaited boom in US production of synthetic resins expected to finally materialize this year, shippers are urging carriers to add more services from the Gulf to Asia. But will ocean carriers respond?
20 Dec 2017
The Port of Mobile is uptrending — this year it passed New Orleans to become the Gulf Coast's second-busiest container port in laden import containers.
20 Nov 2017
US Gulf ports’ share of the nation’s container trade has been inching up for several years.
30 Aug 2017
Houston and several other Texas and Louisiana ports hope to restart operations by Labor Day.
27 Jul 2017
Surcharge comes as ports, carriers prepare for surge in synthetic resin exports.
11 Jul 2017
A US Federal Maritime Commission public notice on Tuesday sparked erroneous reports that Maersk was still unable to access its customer contract database due to the Not Petya virus that spread through computers worldwide on June 27.
17 May 2017
Nearly half of the fastest-growing North American ports were outside the United States.
13 May 2017
New Panama Canal services from Asia are helping to fuel steady growth in Gulf ports’ single-digit share of US containerized imports.
20 Apr 2017
Mobile officials had been seeking a North Europe service.
29 Mar 2017
World's largest retailer plans to build a $135 million import distribution center.
02 Feb 2017
After initial apprehensiveness, motor carriers and shippers appear to have adjusted to the systems.
23 Jan 2017
TRAC Intermodal is furthering an industry-wide push to upgrade intermodal equipment quality.
26 Nov 2016
US Gulf ports have gotten a taste of Asian all-water container services and are hungry for more.
19 Nov 2016
The Port of Mobile’s container terminal is benefiting from a double shot of new business, with the promise of more to come.