APM Terminals Mobile announces US$60m rail expansion project

APM Terminals Mobile announces US$60m rail expansion project


APM Terminals Mobile has decided to invest around US$60 million in the expansion of its rail infrastructure capabilities.

The Maersk-owned port operator plans to develop additional tracks, rail yard storage space and improved access from the berth to the rail yard.

APM Terminals said the new project is expected to enhance the US terminal’s productivity, safety and supply chain speed.

In addition APM Terminals Mobile rail facility is going to enable faster rail loading and departures.

The project is scheduled to take approximately two years to complete and is expected to increase the total length of working rail track at the facility to 36.57 metres.

As part of the project, the Alabama Port Authority is also constructing a roadway fly-over bridge to permit unimpeded railway access to-from the facility, which will enable APM Terminals Mobile to provide ondock rail service.

The rail facility will also link APM Terminals Mobile to the future Alabama Port Authority’s Montgomery, an inland port in Alabama expected to be completed in 2025.

“Our customers are looking for expanded options for their supply chains so we are focusing on faster connections to rail providers into inland markets,” Head of APM Terminals Americas, Leo Huisman, said.

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