Port of Mobile

Gulf Coast Battle: An Interim Report

The witness phase of the slugout between Amtrak on one side and CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS) and the Port of Mobile on the other, ended May 12 as its 11th day concluded. It ended not with T.S. Eliot’s oft-quoted “whimper” but truly with a bang.

Round 6: The Port Raises a Statutory Issue

At this writing, Amtrak is preparing to present its case to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) disputing the amount of new infrastructure that potential host railroads CSX and Norfolk Southern claim must

Round 3: Raising Legal Issues in a Case of First Impression

At this writing, the first witness in the slugfest between Amtrak on one side and CSX, NS and the Port of Mobile on the other, is focusing on confidential matters. That creates an opportunity to think further about the importance of the case and how to report it to you. We had previously thought that a single report about this week’s hearing before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) would be sufficient, but the opening statements made by the parties April 4 forced a change in plans.

The first phase of the project includes a facility for bagging and containerizing plastic pellets. Two bagging lines will provide an annual capacity of 25,000 TEUs.

CN, Partners Launching Alabama Logistics Park

CN and partners Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics are kicking off the first phase of a new Mobile, Ala.-based logistics park, which is expected to open in late 2021. Its aim is to offer a new option for shipping bagged plastic resins from the Port of Mobile.