APM Terminals Mobile Readies for Expanded Panama Canal

APM Terminals Mobile Readies for Expanded Panama Canal

APM Terminals Mobile will add two new super-Post Panamax STS cranes and expand the container yard by 20 acres as part of a USD 40 million infrastructure investment to meet growing demand in the US Southeast.

APM Terminals Mobile has a current annual throughput capacity of 350,000 TEUs with two Post-Panamax cranes now in service.

The addition of the two cranes and the expansion of the current facility by 20 acres will enable APM Terminals Mobile to accommodate both increased business from shipping lines serving Alabama’s growing industrial base, as well as the larger vessels calling US Gulf ports following the opening of the expanded Panama Canal locks.

With a 13.7 meter depth, APM Terminals Mobile is already handling vessels of up to 8,400 TEU capacity. The widening of the Panama Canal locks will allow transit of vessels of up to 12,600 TEU capacity.

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.

Image: Alabama State Port Authority

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