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Posted by July 25, 2019

MTC Logistics Breaks Ground at Port of Mobile

Photo: MTC Logistics

Photo: MTC Logistics

MTC Logistics (MTC), along with officials from the Alabama State Port Authority, Alabama Department of Commerce and elected officials, broke ground on MTC’s 12 million cubic feet international temperature-controlled distribution center. MTC is investing approximately $61 million at the Port of Mobile generating 50 to 70 direct jobs at the new facility.

When completed in the fourth quarter of 2020, 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 Alabama State Port Authority with assistance from Alabama economic development officials recruited MTC to expand blast freezing and refrigerated storage capability for Alabama and regional refrigerated cargo shippers of poultry and seafood. The terminal will also handle a wide
variety of refrigerated products for retail distribution. “We’re extremely pleased to add this high caliber company to our portfolio of port services. MTC will more than quadruple available capacity for our export poultry producers, as well as attract new shippers,” said James K. Lyons, director
and chief executive officer for the Alabama State Port Authority.

The facility is located outside the gates of the seaport’s container terminal with immediate access to I-10. The project received favorable endorsements by local and state officials.