APM Terminals Mobile Reports Record Containers Handled for September

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APM Terminals Mobile handled a company record number of 20-foot-equivalent (TEU) containers in September, the port networks operator said Oct. 27.

The Mobile, Ala.-based company handled 56,545 TEUs in September. That surpassed the record-breaking 52,911 TEUs in July. This means September was the largest throughput month since the port networks operator began container operations in 2008.

“The pandemic has tested every company and every supply chain,” said Brian Harold, managing director at APM. “Supply chain disruption is a constant. Importers and exporters are looking for new supply chain connectivity to bolster their competitiveness, agility and business continuity plans.”

APM has handled 421,232 TEUs year-to-date. Volumes this year are 14% higher than in 2021. Intermodal rail moves in September were up 141% over 2021 in addition to the record-breaking container numbers. Refrigerated cargo was up 16% over the same period.

APM Terminals Mobile is expanding into the Chicago and Midwest market with service on Canadian National and CSX Class 1 railroads. It is also doubling its capacity for future growth to be more than 1 million TEUs in 2025. This expansion is being supported by the Mobile harbor channel deepening and widening project to enable larger vessels to call the port. — Transport Topics

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