Alabama's location on US Map     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 Southeast.

     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, Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley and Mobile Regional Airport.

Mobile Bay Region Alabama Oil & Gasl Region
     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.

     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 specialized carrier.
Core Industries’ has on its Theodore dock a Manitowoc 18000 with Maxer allowing the crane to lift weights in excess of 800 tons.
Mobile Area Distance to Gulf of Mexico Oil & Gas drilling
     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 the east 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 Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, 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 and Charlotte.

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