Five class I railroads serve Chicago and Midwest with daily departures. Five Asia/US liner services call the port.
APM Terminals Mobile is targeting Asia to U.S. Midwest import cargo with daily departures using five class 1 railroads that offer further potential to access the U.S. heartland. CN has rail car and locomotive capacity to help speed cargo to Chicago with a 2.5 day direct doublestack service. Northbound refrigerated packs are available for cold chain cargoes as well. Five Asia/US liner services currently call the port to enhance the Midwest supply chain flow.
“We’re trying to help alleviate Midwest supply chain pressures for customers. 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,” commented Brian Harold, Managing Director of APM Terminals Mobile, Alabama. The near dock railyard allows seamless ship to rail transfer.
For customers looking to transload Midwest cargo or deliver containers to local distribution centers, APM Terminals Mobile has an average waiting time to enter the terminal for truckers of seven minutes with a total turn time of 51 minutes once in the terminal. 81% of the truck moves at APM Terminals Mobile are dual moves (where a trucker is bringing in a container for dropoff and picking up a container for delivery) which generates optimal supply chain flow.