Ports & Terminals

MTC Logistics Set To Expand At The Port Of Mobile

On September 25, the Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and MTC Logistics (MTC) announced MTC’s purchase of property located immediately adjacent to the ASPA’s container terminal, operated by APM Terminals. MTC said it will build a state-of-the-art international temperature-controlled distribution center focused on both import and export cargo.

“We’re extremely pleased to see this world class services company invest in both our region and our port,” said said James K. Lyons, director and CEO for the Alabama State Port Authority. “MTC’s investment will create new jobs and add new products to the port’s container intermodal operations.”

“2018 marks 90th anniversaries for both ASPA and MTC. What a great way to celebrate these milestones by building a state-of-the-art international distribution center in Mobile,” said F. Brooks Royster III, president of MTC. “Under phase 1, MTC will invest approximately $60 million and directly employ 50 to 70 associates at the new facility.

“ASPA’s vision to acquire the land was key to this transaction and if not for its unique location, it is unlikely this project would have come to fruition. Being able to find property immediately adjacent to a world-class port such as Mobile and in such close proximity to I-10 is a very unique opportunity. The project received favorable endorsements by local and state officials. We’re appreciative of the tremendous support this project received from the Mobile Chamber, the city and county of Mobile, as well as the state of Alabama.”

Sign up for Waterway Journal's weekly newsletter.Our weekly newsletter delivers the latest inland marine news straight to your inbox including breaking news, our exclusive columns and much more.

Royster noted public support was critical to the final decision to site the facility in Mobile. “We look forward to our future engagement in the community and will be a strong corporate citizen,” he said.

“Our goal is to provide our customers with seamless supply chain solutions focused on global commerce,” said Ernie Ferguson, vice president-sales with MTC. “This strategic location on the U.S. Gulf Coast will allow us to expand our service offering and we will have a significant focus on import cargo to help balance refrigerated container supply in Mobile.”

“This new facility will be more than 12 million cubic feet in size with approximately 40,000 racked pallet positions,” said Royster. “We will offer a comprehensive suite of services including blast freezing, port drayage and LTL Consolidation. We have been in the temperature-controlled logistics business for 90 years and are thrilled that Mobile will be a part of our future.”