MTC Logistics, Baltimore, Md., purchased property located immediately adjacent to the Alabama State Port Authority’s (ASPA) container terminal, operated by APM Terminals, the Netherlands. MTC will build a state-of-the-art international temperature-controlled distribution center focused on import and export cargo.

“We’re extremely pleased to see this world-class services company invest in both our region and our port. MTC’s investment will create new jobs and add new products to the port’s container intermodal operations,” says James Lyons, director and CEO of ASPA, Mobile, Ala.

“2018 marks 90th anniversaries for both ASPA and MTC. What a great way to celebrate these milestones by building a state-of-the-art international distribution center in Mobile,” adds F. Brooks Royster III, president of MTC Logistics. “Under Phase I, MTC will invest approximately $60 million and directly employ 50-70 associates at the new facility. ASPA’s vision to acquire the land was key to this transaction, and if not for its unique location, it is unlikely this project would have come to fruition. Being able to find property immediately adjacent to a world-class port such as Mobile and in such close proximity to I-10 is a very unique opportunity. The project received favorable endorsements by local and state officials. We’re appreciative of the tremendous support this project received from the Mobile Chamber, the City and County of Mobile, as well as the State of Alabama.”

“Our goal is to provide our customers with seamless supply chain solutions focused on global commerce,” says Ernie Ferguson, vice president of sales at MTC Logistics. “This strategic location on the U.S. Gulf Coast will allow us to expand our service offering, and we will have a significant focus on import cargo to help balance refrigerated container supply in Mobile.”

“This new facility will be more than 12 million cubic feet in size with approximately 40,000 racked pallet positions. We will offer a comprehensive suite of services, including blast freezing, port drayage and LTL consolidation. We have been in the temperature-controlled logistics business for 90 years and are thrilled Mobile will be a part of our future,” adds Royster.