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May 10, 2018

New RO/RO terminal to be built at Port of Mobile, Alabama

The Alabama State Port Authority and private partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and operate a vehicle processing roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) facility at the Port of Mobile, USA.

James K. Lyons, director and chief executive officer of the Alabama State Port Authority noted the agreement is a giant step forward in supporting automotive logistics in the Americas and abroad. "This agreement represents a key step in diversifying the Port Authority's business while providing a strategic asset to regional automotive shippers," Lyons said.

The automotive RO/RO terminal construction is expected to start by year-end 2018 with an anticipated completion date of year-end 2019.

The new terminal would convert approximately 57 acres (23.06 hectares) of a derelict bulk material handling facility into a state-of-the-art automotive processing and logistics terminal. The 40 ft. (12.19 m) ship draft facility is served by five Class I railroads serving all of North America and immediate, unencumbered access to two interstate systems (I-65 and I-10).

Source: Alabama State Port Authority