Containerized cargo at Gulf ports is benefiting from a north-to-south shift in U.S. population growth, growth in the region’s automotive and chemical industries and investment in container-handling facilities.
Port of Mobile
21 Feb 2014
Gulf ports are looking to intermodal rail in an effort to extend their reach farther inland for containerized cargo.
29 Jan 2014
The Port of Mobile, Ala., will remain closed today, but several other marine terminals planned to resume normal service after closing yesterday because of an ice storm that hit southern states from Virginia to Texas.
28 Jan 2014
Forecasts of freezing rain and icy roads and bridges forced the closure today of several U.S. Southeast ports, including Houston, New Orleans, Mobile and Charleston.
22 Oct 2013
Steel export shipments through the Port of Mobile are growing so strongly that the Alabama State Port Authority is building a big new steel terminal to handle shipments of steel coil.
18 Oct 2013
Jimmy Lyons is on a hunt for a lot more empty import containers to load with all the export cargo funneling through the Port of Mobile.
24 Jul 2013
The Alabama State Port Authority has approved a concession agreement with Alabama Steel Terminals to develop a new $36 million steel coil handling facility...
15 May 2013
Mark Ivey Sheppard, vice president for trade and development at the Alabama State Port Authority, died Tuesday at his home following a brief illness. He was 61.