The Alabama State Port Authority and its partner, APM Terminals, won honors this month from the Journal of Commerce for performance improvements. The Port was ranked most improved overall for 2017-2018 and APM Terminals ranked second for most improved terminal.
Only the top three ports and terminals are honored each year by the Journal of Commerce, a world trade publication that has been covering shipping news for nearly 200 years.
“Since its opening in 2008. Alabama’s container terminal at the Port of Mobile has been recognized for overall containerized cargo growth amongst North American Ports,” port officials said in announcing the honors, “including fastest growth port in 2016, top five fastest growth ports in 2017 and fastest grown import port in 2018.”
“We’re extremely pleased to see volume and carrier growth at Alabama’s only seaport, and it’s gratifying to be recognized by our industry peers,” said Port Director and CEO James K. Lyons. “Our terminal investments, the state’s commitment to harbor modernization, and added ocean carrier services for crucial trade lanes ensure Alabama shippers receive efficient and cost-competitive service out of the Port of Mobile.”
Rick Clark, deputy director of the port, and Wim Lagaay, president and CEO of APM Terminals, accepted the awards at a conference in Newark, New Jersey.