Aug. 7, 2013
New Coil Handling Facility Planned at Alabama Port
The Alabama State Port Authority and the Alabama Steel Terminals LLC have agreed to develop a new $36 million steel coil handling facility at the ASPA’s main docks complex. The new rail, truck and barge-served facility will be constructed on a 40-foot deep channel. Alabama Steel Terminals will operate and manage the terminal.
“Alabama Steel Terminals, through its integrated service with ASPA, will complement the port’s existing portfolio of steel terminal facilities,” says James K. Lyons, director and chief executive of the port authority. “This state-of-the-art terminal will not only provide benefits to our existing customers, but will attract new shippers through the port.”
Alabama Steel Terminals will construct a 372,600-square-foot warehouse in two phases, including both covered and open storage areas for steel coil. Under Phase I, AST will construct 178,200 square feet of covered bay area equipped with three 50-ton overhead bridge cranes and 168,000 square feet of open storage yard, handling an estimated 650,000 tons of steel annually. Phase II development will add 194,400 square feet of bay area equipped with three additional 50-ton overhead bridge cranes.