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 are unmatched. The port offers direct access to 45-foot-deep water, nine railroads, and additional connectivity via air, truck, and barge. The port has invested over $1.4 billion in the last 20 years to modernize and grow its facilities to support your needs.
Global companies love our extensive capabilities, modernized equipment and connected location.
INVESTED Since 2002
Alabama’s only seaport, the Port of Mobile can trace its role in global trade back to the early European explorers who sought to exploit the region’s natural resources for their native countries. That pattern of trade persisted through colonial times and ultimately helped build the commercial backbone 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 officially opened in 1928 and served to increase the region’s commercial shipping capacity.
During World War II, U.S. ports experienced unparalleled growth. 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 21st century delivered regional investments in manufacturing, agribusiness and mining. Alabama’s public seaport terminals in Mobile serviced that growth, leading the Port of Mobile to become one of the most prominent seaports in the United States.
To address the needs of 21st-century shippers, the State of Alabama and its partners have invested more than $1.3 billion in modernization programs for the port’s terminals, ship channel, and rail infrastructure.
Request a Port Tour
The Alabama Port Authority is pleased to schedule a port tour for business and community groups. The duration of a scheduled tour is approximately 1-1.5 hours. The Port Authority can accommodate transport for scheduled groups of 10 or fewer. Groups larger than 10 should arrange for a single transport at their expense. The Alabama Port Authority reserves the sole right to decline any tour request for safety or security reasons. If you would like to schedule a tour, please fill out the form below and a port representative will be in touch. Thank you.
Tour groups must stay in the vehicle for the duration of the tour no individuals will be permitted outside of a vehicle without a TWIC escort per HOMELAND SECURITY regulations.