The port of Mobile in the US state of Alabama has a new $60m finished vehicle ro-ro terminal including a 3,700 sq.m vehicle processing centre (VPC) and storage capacity for 7,000 vehicles. The facility, which was officially opened last week, is being operated by AutoMobile International Terminal, a joint venture between Argentine operator Terminal Zarate and Neltume Ports, which is based in Chile.
“Prolific growth in Alabama’s automotive sector has made it a crucial hub for the US auto industry, supporting tens of thousands of jobs across the state,” said Nancy Southern, member of the board directors at Neltume Ports and chair and CEO of Atco Group, which owns 40% of Neltume. “Today we are throwing open a gateway to the world. One that incentivizes growth and investment along the automotive value chain. It will further cement the port of Mobile as a catalyst of global trade.”