APM Terminals Mobile is targeting Asia to US Midwest import cargo with daily departures using five class 1 railroads that offer further potential to access the US heartland.
Freight operator CN has rail car and locomotive capacity to help speed cargo to Chicago with a 2.5 day direct doublestack service.
Northbound refrigerated packs are available for cold chain cargoes also.
Five Asia/US liner services currently call the port to enhance the Midwest supply chain flow.
The near dock railyard allows seamless ship to rail transfer.
Brian Harold, Managing Director of APM Terminals Mobile, commented, “We’re trying to help alleviate Midwest supply chain pressures for customers.
“Ocean carriers are looking for more gateway options into the Midwest market. We’ve got berth space available and 35 moves per hour per crane berth productivity. Our rail product is a consistent performer that can handle much more volume.”
Some 81% of the truck moves at APM Terminals Mobile are dual moves (where a trucker is bringing in a container for dropoff and picking up a container for delivery) which generates optimal supply chain flow.