The Port of Mobile said a new weekly service to and from Guatemala and Honduras will allow shippers to tap the growing trade between the US and Central America.
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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.
09 Nov 2016
Things could be better, but they also could be a lot worse for breakbulk and project cargo shipping in US Gulf ports.
20 Jun 2016
Retail giant Wal-Mart is considering a 2.9 million-square-foot import distribution center near the Port of Mobile, Alabama, which this year has landed direct vessel calls by two all-water services from Asia.
16 Jun 2016
Rapid growth in exports of polyethylene resins will shape Gulf Coast container volume.
15 Jun 2016
Growth may soon slow for ports on the so-called Mediterranean of the Americas.
13 Jun 2016
U.S. Gulf Coast ports handled 8.2 percent or 2.6 million twenty-foot-equivalent units of the total 31.9 million laden TEUs in the U.S. container trade in 2015.
31 May 2016
China Cosco Shipping and Hanjin Shipping have added a call at the Port of Mobile, Alabama.
21 May 2016
Liability, costs and technology are just a few of the questions.
04 May 2016
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Canadian National Railway Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer J.J. Ruest got together at the 16th TPM Conference in Long Beach to talk about the railroad’s new intermodal terminal at the Port of Mobile, how it fits into the company’s overall network, and the success of its services at Prince Rupert, Canada.
15 Feb 2016
The eyes of Texas and other U.S. Gulf ports are fixed on the opening of the new Panama Canal locks later this spring. Port executives expect the long-delayed opening to post-Panamax vessel traffic will be a seminal event in the growth of their volumes, but later rather than sooner.
01 Feb 2016
Cargo diversions from West Coast ports because of labor strife in early 2015 helped make a handful of East and Gulf Coast ports the fastest-growing in the nation last year.
21 Nov 2015
The Port of Mobile is expanding terminal capacity and building an adjacent $36 million intermodal container transfer facility. The projects, set for completion in 2016, will increase its terminal’s 350,000-TEU capacity to 475,000 TEUs.
19 Nov 2015
U.S. shippers moving goods to and from the Midwest will have a so-called third-coast option to hedge against port congestion on the East and West coasts when an intermodal terminal serving Mobile opens in May, giving the port its first intermodal rail connection in roughly a decade.
14 Oct 2015
The Port of Mobile, Alabama, is working to build a near-dock refrigerated warehouse for transloading poultry into containers for export.
24 Jul 2015
Canadian National Railway is working to replicate the success it’s had at Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert in the warmer waters of Mobile, Alabama.
16 Jun 2015
APM Terminals will add two super-post-Panamax cranes at its terminal at the Port of Mobile, Alabama, and expand the port’s container terminal by 20 acres.
12 Jun 2015
U.S. Gulf ports’ container traffic started strong in 2015, with more than a little help from slowdowns and congestion that hobbled West Coast ports and made shippers look for alternatives.
31 Mar 2015
The new terminal is accessible by rail, truck or barge. It sits behind behind Alabama State Port Authority’s Pier D2 berth on a 40-foot-deep channel at the port authority’s main docks complex.
01 Dec 2014
The Alabama State Port Authority has contracted with a construction firm to build the first phase of intermodal rail facility aimed at making the port of Mobile more attractive to shippers.