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APM Terminals Presented Governor’s Trade Award

The Business View – May 2017 / News You Can Use


APM Terminals Mobile was one of eight Alabama companies honored at the 2017 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards ceremony in March at the state capitol. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey presented the awards for achievements in exporting.


Nominated by the Mobile Area Chamber, APM Terminals is a leading global port and cargo inland services provider – critical to the success of others in overseas markets. Brian Harold with APM Terminals is pictured second from left. “What made the company an outstanding candidate for this award,” said Christina Stimpson, the Chamber’s director of international trade, “is in 2016, APM attracted five new steamship carriers to provide direct, all-water service from the Port of Mobile to the Far East. These new services will help Alabama businesses grow their overseas business opportunities through Mobile.”


In addition, the Mobile company has a presence in 69 countries, with 73 ports, nine new ports under construction and 10 facilities in expansion mode – along with an inland services network spanning 140 locations.


Other Alabama companies honored were: Advanced Optical Systems in Huntsville; Birmingham’s BioGX; Fontaine Military Products, Jasper; Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, based in Lincoln; Prattville’s Smarter Services; Synovus, Birmingham; and To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co., Fitzpatrick.


Click here to read The Business View – May 2017