CONNECTIVITY

The gateway to America’s rails, roads, rivers and runways.

It helps having the right connections.

The multimodal connectivity at the Port of Mobile is unsurpassed, making it one of the most efficient and accessible ports in the nation. We offer direct and easy access to nine railroads, to north/south and east/west interstates, and thousands of miles of inland waterways served by barge. And did we mention…just down the street from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. With this type of connectivity it’s no surprise you will be able to reach 50% of the U.S. population within 48 hours of unloading your cargo.

At a glance:

  • 5 Class 1 railroads
  • 4 short line railroads including our port-owned and -operated terminal railroad
  • Direct interstate access to I-10 and I-65
  • Direct access to inland and intracoastal waterways

RAIL

With direct access to five Class 1 railroads and four short line railroads including our terminal railroad, the Port of Mobile gets your containerized, bulk or breakbulk cargo moving in any direction needed. We own and operate TASD, a terminal railroad at the port complex, that performs all switching activities, ensuring your cargo is where it needs to be, when it needs to be there.

  • Access to Five Class 1 railroads
  • Access to four short-line railroads including our own terminal switching railroad
  • Port-owned and -operated terminal railroad – with 100 freight cars, eight locomotives and 75 miles of track
  • Switching services
  • Intermodal capability to the southeast and midwest
  • On-dock rail at the main docks
  • Near-dock rail at the container terminal (ICTF)
  • Dedicated Mexico to Mobile rail ferry service every four days

Rail Schedules

ROAD

The Port of Mobile has direct and easy access to both I-10 and I-65 Interstate highways so we have you covered north to south and east to west and all points in between. With speedy turnaround times within the port, you’ll be in and out in no time.

  • Accessibility to I-10 and I-65
  • Quick speed to market for all cargo including refrigerated products
  • Lack of congestion
  • 45-minute turnaround time in port
  • Minimal dwell time

BARGE

Alabama boasts nearly 15,000 miles of inland and intracoastal waterways, and our inland waterways are a vital part of the Port of Mobile’s transportation network. Barges connect our inland producers and manufacturers to the port, giving them access to global markets.

  • 15,000 miles of inland waterways
  • Connecting Mobile to the interior of the U.S. all the way to Canada
  • Lower emissions than some other forms of transport

SHIP

We keep your supply chain moving by moving vessels in and out of our port as efficiently as possible, providing fast transit times and cost-effective solutions. Unlike other major Gulf Coast ports, the Port of Mobile is three hours from the Gulf of Mexico. This means we are only three hours from open water to berth and only one bar pilot is required to escort the vessels to berth.

The port has a fully funded, $366 million harbor modernization program underway to deepen and widen our channel to 50 feet. When this project is completed in early 2025, the port will be able to handle the largest container and other ships permitted through the Panama Canal.

Our two turning basins are located at the upper harbor near the main docks (1,000 feet) and the lower harbor between the container terminal and the Pinto Island Marine Terminal (1,600 feet).

Importantly our shoreside capabilities marry up with our waterside handling capabilities. The port has modern equipment to handle your cargo and is connected to five Class-1 and four short line railroads.

  • Harbor deepening and widening completed by early 2025
  • Ongoing maintenance dredging program
  • 1,600-foot turning basin and 45-foot draft – lower harbor
  • 1,000-foot turning basin and 40-foot draft – upper harbor
  • Modern ship-to-shore cranes
  • Efficient pilot operations
  • Rail, barge and truck connectivity

AIR

The Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, owned and operated by the Mobile Airport Authority, is less than two miles away from the seaport and its maritime activities. Logistics providers have unique access to a multimodal transportation ecosystem that includes water, air, road and rail. See more information at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley.