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The Port of Mobile located in Mobile, Alabama, the United States and is the only deep water port in the state. The port is one of the largest by tonnage in the nation and is also the largest breakbulk forest products port in the United States. It also has the capacity to handle cargoes of; woodchips, grain, containers, breakbulk, chemicals, crude oil and coal. 


Mobile Port has public, deepwater terminals with direct access to 1,500 miles of inland and intracostal waterways serving the Great Lakes, the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys (via the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway) and the Gulf of Mexico.


The Alabama State Port Authority owns and operates the public terminals and the McDuffie Coal Terminal, which is the second largest coal terminal in the United States. The public terminals handle containerised bulk, break bulk, roll-on/roll-off and heavy lift cargoes and have immediate access to two interstate systems and five Class I railroads. The CG Railway also operates from the port as a rail ferry service to Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, in Mexico.


Port facilities


  • Ineos Phenol chemical facility
  • Farmers grain elevator
  • Berths at the Alabama State Docks with a 40' draft
  • Ro-ro berth
  • 4 crude oil tanker facilities; Shell Blakely, Plains Energy, Gulf & Atlantic and the Alabama Bulk Terminal 
  • Cruise terminals; Millard Refrigertion, Gulf Coast Asphalt, Cooper Marine & Timberland (Chipco), Theodore Marine, Mobile Bay Woodchip and Vulcan
  • Container Terminal on 200 acres with a capacity of 880,000 TEU's (Draft of 36')
  • 2 shipyards; Bender Shipbuilding and Atlantic Marine.
  • River Terminal.
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