Rich in natural
resources and history, Mobile, Alabama, is strategically situated in
southwest Alabama at the head of Mobile Bay, 31 miles from the Gulf
of Mexico. Mobile is centrally located between Houston and Tampa.
The Port City offers excellent
access to the cities of Memphis, Atlanta, and Dallas as well as
other major markets. Mobile’s area is recognized as a
transportation hub for the region, linking it not only to domestic
markets, but also provides superior access to emerging markets in
Central and South America. When it comes to infrastructure and
extensive transportation options, Mobile is unmatched in the
Business driven, Mobile is home to the Port of Alabama,
five Class 1 railroads, two Class III railroads, three air cargo
providers, more than 60 trucking companies, two interstate highways,
Brookley Airport and Aeroplex and Mobile Regional Airport.
The Port of Alabama stands
as the global deepwater gateway for the state---with direct access
to some 1,500 miles of inland and intracoastal waterways serving the
Ohio and Tennessee valleys and the Gulf of Mexico. Globally
competitive, the Port handles a variety of cargos, including
containers, forest products, metals, and bulk cargo. The Mobile
ship channel has a maximum depth of 45 feet, able to handle most of
the world's ships and is only a few hours from deep ocean waters.
The Mobile Container Terminal, a massive
dock facility located due south of downtown, opened in 2008. This
facility has greatly boosted Mobile’s worldwide trading potential.
The Theodore Industrial Park and Alabama's Middle Bay Port are
serviced by the
Theodore Industrial Canal, 22 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and have
a maximum depth of 40 feet.feet.
The Bayou La Batre Canal in south Mobile County has a
12 by 100 foot channel. This canal is home to offshore supply and
service boat builders, seafood processors, and commercial fishing.
Barnhart Crane & Rigging Company’s heavy lift barge
crane offers the unique capability of discharging cargo up to 400
short tons from mid-ship to barge, shore, rail, truck, or
Core Industries’ has on its Theodore dock a Manitowoc 18000 with
Maxer allowing the crane to lift weights in excess of 800 tons.
Mobile is served by an extensive rail system.
Burlington Northern/Santa Fe, Norfolk-Southern, Canadian National,
Kansas City Southern and CSX Transportation move in and out of the
area with ease. In addition, The Port of Alabama Terminal Railway
provides linkage between all railroads and the Port of Alabama. CSX
also serves the Theodore Industrial Park and Middle Bay Port.
As a major manufacturing center and port city, Mobile
offers competitive trucking for shippers. Mobile is connected to
and west coasts by Interstate 10 and to the Midwest by Interstate
65—offering enhanced access to the Port of Alabama and the Mobile
Container Terminal. Major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta,
Charlotte, Houston, Memphis, Nashville, Tampa, Jacksonville and
Orlando are all within a day’s drive.
The Brookley Airport and Aeroplex, located near
downtown, provide the capability to serve private planes,
helicopters, and cargo service. Brookley has been transformed into
a leading 1,700 acre industrial and trade complex. Built around
a fully operational airfield with
a 9,600 foot runway, the complex offers transportation
infrastructure second to none. The Mobile Regional Airport, the
area’s commercial airport, is served by Delta, United-Continental
Express, American Eagle and U.S. Airways and uniquely provides
direct jet service to Atlanta, Memphis, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth