APM Terminals Mobile announced they are adding two new super-Post Panamax STS cranes and expanding the container yard by 20 acres, as part of a $40 million infrastructure investment to increase the terminal’s capacity.
APM Terminals Mobile has a current annual throughput capacity of 350,000 TEUs with two Post-Panamax cranes now in service. Annual throughput at APM Terminals Mobile will grow to 475,000 TEUs at the completion of this phase of expansion. The facility has future expansion capabilities to grow its annual throughput capacity to over 1.3 million TEU.
"We are very pleased to proceed with increasing our capacity and productivity for the businesses and shipping lines who have made this port a new market leader. Mobile is a great place to be and we look forward to growing the terminal as the Gulf Coast’s gateway to the South Atlantic," said APM
Terminals’ COO Jeff De Best.
The cranes and yard expansion will enable the terminal to accommodate increased business from shipping lines and larger vessels calling U.S. Gulf ports following the opening of the expanded Panama Canal locks.
In addition, the Alabama State Port Authority has begun construction of an Intermodal Container Transfer Facility for the port to connect the APM Terminals facility with rail service to major markets in the U.S Southeast and Mid-West. The ICTF is scheduled to become operational in early 2016.