APM Terminals Mobile handled 56,545 TEU in September 2022.
The figure, which topped July’s record of 52,911 TEU, makes September the largest throughput month since APM Terminals’ container operations began at the port in 2008.
With 421,232 TEU moved year-to-date, 2022 volumes are now 14 per cent higher than 2021 volumes.
Intermodal rail moves in September were up 141 per cent over 2021, and refrigerated cargo was up 16 per cent over the same period.
“The pandemic has tested every company and every supply chain. Supply chain disruption is a constant. Importers and exporters are looking for new supply chain connectivity to bolster their competitiveness, agility and business continuity plans,” said Brian Harold, Managing Director, APM Terminals Mobile, Alabama.
APM Terminals Mobile is doubling its capacity for future growth to be over 1 million TEU in 2025 supported by the Mobile harbour channel deepening and widening project to 50’ depth, enabling larger vessels to call the port (currently 13,000 TEU ships call).
The harbour improvements will make Mobile the deepest harbour in the US Gulf.
Five Transpacific services currently call Mobile, one North European, and the new Sealand Bonita Express service added to serve the North/South trades in the Americas.
COSCO’s existing GME string will be improved in the upcoming months from 4,500 TEU vessels to vessels in the 7,500 TEU range.
Maersk is announcing a sixth Transpacific call to Mobile with the TP20 starting vessel rotation via the US Gulf in November.