A planned $49.5million expansion of the container terminal at the Port of Mobile in Alabama came a step closer after approval from the boards of directors at the Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and at APM Terminals.
The project includes a dock extension (expected to take two years) and the addition of 20 acres of improved yard to maintain excess capacity (expected to take 18 months).
This is the third phase of a five-phase plan intended to expand the terminal’s annual throughput capability to 1.5 million teus. Phase three, when complete, is expected to increase that capacity to 650,000 teus from its current 500,000.
Mobile has this year surpassed New Orleans as the US Gulf of Mexico’s second-busiest container port in laden import containers.