The Port of Mobile’s newest refrigerated cargo facility is on track for an early 2021 opening at one of the nation’s fastest growing container ports. MTC Logistics (MTC) is investing approximately $61 million at the Port of Mobile.
“We are excited to see our new International Distribution Center take shape,” says Andy Janson, president of MTC Logistics. “The feedback from the processors in the Southeast and our international import customers has been extremely positive. Mostly we hear, “Hurry up and open!" The COVID-19 challenges our country has been facing have magnified our essential place in the temperature-controlled supply-chain. We look forward to providing in Alabama a new option for the Southeast."
Jimmy Lyons, director and chief executive officer for the Alabama State Port Authority added, “This needed facility is poised to serve the pent-up-demand of both our import and export refrigerated cargo shippers.”
When completed, the new facility will provide shippers with seamless supply chain solutions focused on global commerce. MTC provides shippers a comprehensive suite of services, including blast freezing, port drayage and LTL consolidation. MTC will expand the seaport’s blast freeze capability by accommodating 30 truckloads per day and providing 40,000 racked pallet positions of storage.
The facility is located outside the gates of the seaport’s container terminal operated by APM Terminals and has immediate access to I-10. The distribution center will be one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast. Its proximity to the container terminal and max loading capabilities will not only add value but help customers reduce their carbon footprint by limiting the number of trucks on the road. MTC will employ over 60 direct jobs when the facility opens the first part of 2021.
About Alabama State Port Authority
Currently ranked among the fastest growth containerized cargo seaports in North America and with over $1 billion invested in public infrastructure since 2000, the Alabama State Port Authority operates the deep-water terminals serving container intermodal, bulk, general cargo, RO/RO, and over dimensional cargoes. The public terminals connect to two interstate systems, five (5) Class 1 railroads, and nearly 15,000 miles of inland waterway connections.
About MTC Logistics
MTC Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoffberger Holdings, a diversified privately held investment company of the Hoffberger family of Baltimore, Maryland. With the expansion, MTC Logistics will operate four distribution centers with more than 40,000,000 cubic feet of refrigerated and frozen space, serving the ports of Mobile, Alabama, Baltimore, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware.