Alabama ports http://apr.org en Mobile Port Adding Steel Coil Facility http://apr.org/post/mobile-port-adding-steel-coil-facility <p>A company is adding a $36 million facility to handle steel coils at the Alabama State Port Authority in Mobile.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Port officials announced the deal with Alabama Steel Terminals on Wednesday. The company is a joint venture between TriState Maritime Services Inc. and the Richardson Group of Companies.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Alabama Steel Terminals will build a 372,600-square-foot warehouse in two phases at the port. It will include both covered and open areas for handling steel coil that's being shipped.<br> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:23:05 +0000 The Associated Press 34791 at http://apr.org Mobile Port Adding Steel Coil Facility Alabama State Port Marks 85 years in Operation http://apr.org/post/alabama-state-port-marks-85-years-operation <p>Alabama's primary seaport is marking 85 years in operation in Mobile.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Alabama State Port was dedicated on June 25, 1928. Back then it was called the "Alabama State Docks" and handled exports of coal, forest products and sugar.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The public terminals still ship coal and forest products, but the cargo today includes automotive components, poultry and steel.<br> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:27:18 +0000 The Associated Press 33038 at http://apr.org Alabama State Port Marks 85 years in Operation