Show 134 – AL State Port Authority | ThyssenKrupp

/ Alabama State Port Authority – Mobile / ThyssenKrupp Project /

Mobile, Alabama, is probably better known as the birthplace of baseball great Hank Aaron, or as the childhood home of musician Jimmy Buffet, or for being the originator of Mardis Gras in the United States…But you might be surprised to know that the Port of Mobile is also the 10th largest port in the entire United States and last year handled approximately 26.9 million tons of goods. It is the largest coal import terminal in the nation, as well as the largest break bulk, forest products, port in the U.S. Needless to say, it takes a tremendous amount of manpower to keep the Port of Mobile running and maintained.

As busy as the port already is, the Port of Mobile is about to get even busier. The Alabama State Port Authority has authorized the construction of a new $115 million dollar, marine terminal for the ThyssenKrupp operation. Scheduled for completion three months before the plant’s projected January 2010 startup, the terminal will employ 50 to 60 fulltime employees.

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