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7/28/2021



Rail News: Intermodal

APM Terminals Mobile targets Midwest supply chains


APM is trying to help alleviate Midwest supply-chain pressures for shippers, said Brian Harold, managing director of APM Terminals in Mobile.
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APM Terminals in Mobile, Alabama, is targeting Asia-to-Midwest import cargo with daily departures using five Class Is that offer potential to access the U.S. heartland.

APM is trying to help alleviate Midwest supply-chain pressures for shippers, said Brian Harold, managing director of APM Terminals in Mobile, in a press release.

"Ocean carriers are looking for more gateway options into the Midwest market. We've got berth space available and 35 moves per hour per crane berth productivity. Our rail product is a consistent performer that can handle much more volume," he said.

CN has rail-car and locomotive capacity to help speed cargo to Chicago with a two-and-a-half day direct doublestack service, APM officials said.

Five Asia/U.S. liner services currently serve the port to improve the Midwest supply chain flow, APM officials said.

The average waiting time for truckers to enter the terminal is seven minutes, with a total turn time of 51 minutes once in the terminal. About 80% of the truck moves at APM Terminals in Mobile are dual moves, where a trucker is bringing in a container for drop off and picking up a container for delivery, which generates optimal supply chain flow.



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