Jul 07 2017

Shelby Tours New Cranes at Port of Mobile

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today visited Alabama’s Port of Mobile to tour and view the two new super post-Panamax cranes recently installed. Alabama State Port Authority Director Jimmy Lyons conducted the tour and informed Senator Shelby about the benefits that the port’s growth will bring to the state of Alabama and the Gulf Coast region.

“The Port of Mobile is one of the fastest growing harbors in the nation,” said Shelby. “I am encouraged by the current growth and the future economic development opportunities directly tied to the port. Mobile’s two new cranes, which are the biggest in the world, will allow the port to increase productivity, create jobs, and continue to expand.”

In 2016, the Port of Mobile grew by over 19 percent in container capacity. With the two new super post-Panamax cranes in place, the Alabama State Port Authority anticipates continued development in the years ahead.

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