At the Port of Mobile, our goal is to be a strong link and partner in your supply chain. With 18 diverse cargo handling facilities, the capabilities and reliability of the Port of Mobile is unmatched. Situated perfectly on the Gulf of Mexico with access to 45-foot-deep water, nine railroads, and additional connectivity with air, truck and barge, the port delivers your goods. The port has invested over $1.4 billion in the last 20 years to modernize and grow its facilities to support your needs.
INVESTED Since 2002
Alabama’s only seaport and its role in global trade can be traced back to the early explorers who sought the region’s natural resources for the crowns of Europe. That trade persisted through colonization and ultimately helped build the commerce of the United States. In 1922, the Alabama state legislature authorized the construction of the Alabama state docks on 500 acres north of Mobile’s waterfront. The docks were opened officially in 1928 and served to increase the region’s commercial shipping capacity. During World War II, wartime created unparalleled growth for United States ports, and the Port of Mobile was no exception. Workers from throughout the state sought out employment through the port, with the total number of people employed during the war rising to nearly 90,000. The 21th century delivered regional investments in manufacturing, agribusiness and mining, and Alabama’s public seaport terminals at Mobile serviced that growth while rising to be one of the most prominent seaports in the United States.
To address 21st century shipper needs, Alabama and its partners invested to deliver over $1.3 billion in port terminals, shipping channel and rail infrastructure modernization programs.