A US$20m contract for the design and construction of the Garrows Bend Intermodal Container Terminal, a new 20 acre intermodal facility on the city’s waterfront, has been awarded to Illinois-based family-owned construction company R T Milord by the Alabama State Port Authority.
The rail facility will enable the Port of Mobile to move containerised goods between rail and ship at the APM Terminals Mobile facility, while also connecting it to the national rail system.
The project, with an estimated total cost of US$36m, will also include a rail bridge over reconstructed wetlands. Phase one will see the construction of routes for rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, a chassis storage area and a powering station. Work is expected to start within four months.
Part of a three-prong development for the Choctaw Point Complex, the original plans date back to 2001 and included a container terminal, rail yard and warehousing as a part of a logistics park.
Initially the port authority, in partnership with APM Terminals, built the US$300m container terminal; the phase two expansion has yet to be achieved.