Lawrence Specker

Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Mobile Sets Record for Container Shipping in July

Port of Mobile Port of Mobile, Ala. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Alabama Port Authority set a new benchmark in July, moving more cargo containers than ever before, and port officials say that Mobile’s performance in an era of supply chain turmoil is being noticed.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Mobile Reports Volume Boom in February

Port of Mobile Alabama State Port Authority

The Port of Mobile saw double-digit jumps in container traffic in February, the Alabama Port Authority has reported.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
March 18, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Mobile Reports Record 2021

Port of Alabama Port of Mobile, Ala. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The volume of traffic through the Port of Mobile’s container terminal hit a record in 2021, the Alabama State Port Authority announced Jan. 10.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
January 11, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

‘Alabama-USA Corridor’ Rail Work to Improve Supply Chain Infrastructure

‘Alabama-USA Corridor’ Rail Work to Improve Supply Chain Infrastructure An Alabama road construction sign. (Alabama DOT)

The Jan. 4 announcement appears to be a significant step in that direction. According to the governor’s office, the overall concept calls for $231.6 million in investment in rail projects “to upgrade economic development infrastructure in central and southern Alabama.”

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
January 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Drone Demo Offers a Taste of the Future of Delivery

A Deuce Drone on a landing target mat A Deuce Drone is displayed on a landing target mat. (Lawrence Specker/Alabama Media Group)

A Deuce Drone flew some smoothies to waiting consumers June 1 in Mobile, Ala., but the real payload might have been a peek at the legislative support that drone delivery startups need in order to get off the ground.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
June 2, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Old Dominion Moves Into Expanded Facility in Mobile

Old Dominion Freight Line Old Dominion Freight Line

Trucking company Old Dominion Freight Line held a ribbon-cutting March 13 to celebrate its move to a larger facility for its Mobile, Ala., service center, one of five in the state.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Alabama Port Authority Finds Partner for Planned Automobile-Handling Terminal

Alabama State Port Authority

Last month, the Alabama State Port Authority announced major funding grants for a planned automobile-handling terminal. It now has a deal with a partner that will develop and operate it.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
April 19, 2018
Government

Alabama Port Authority Announces Deal With Cuban Counterpart

Alabama State Port Authority

The Alabama State Port Authority has announced a new memorandum of understanding with the National Port Administration of Cuba, potentially laying the groundwork for future trade deals.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
February 6, 2017