The Alabama Port Authority has announced its best month on record at the Port of Mobile handling 56,545 TEU in September.
This tops July’s record of 52,911 TEU, making September the largest throughput month since APM Terminals’ container operations began 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.
“In addition to serving all 67 counties in the state, we are strategically positioned to offer service directly into the middle of the country, providing an uncongested and fluid gateway into key North American markets in less time and at less expense than other coastal ports,” said Port Authority Director and CEO John C. Driscoll.
The port authority is confident about continued growth at the terminal as the deepening and widening of the federal channel to a 50-foot depth continues to progress on time and on budget.
Once complete, the project will allow larger vessels to make Mobile their port of call, increasing efficiency and further positioning the port for growth.
“We have such an incredible asset in the Port of Mobile, and they continue to deliver for Alabama,” said Chamber President & CEO Bradley Byrne.
“If the port is already posting these kinds of numbers, just think about where they will be once the harbour deepening and widening project is complete.”