261 North Conception Street
Mobile, Alabama 33603
(Mailing address P.O. Box 1842, Mobile. Al 36603)
Phone: (251) 375-2224
Fax: (251) 432-6813
Contact: Clifton St. Pierre
Mobile: (504) 884-6600
The following days are designated as Holidays, and commence at 0700 hours:
When any one of the above listed holidays falls on a weekend, the day observed by the State shall be considered the holiday.
The Mobile bar channel is 400 feet wide and we routinely bring in ships that are Panamax vessels. Once we get above Panamax size beam (106 feet) we start getting into one way traffic with a beam above 115 feet. That is a common occurrence in the port as many of the coal ships and tankers have beams in the 130' - 140' range. We have brought Suezmax vessels but they do require more active management of these vessels. Since I have been here, we have brought in a few things wider than that (like a rig going to the shipyard) but usually get into tug escorts, dual bar pilots, etc.
There is no maximum LOA defined but will be restricted by our turning basins. The bar pilots bring in 965 foot container vessels frequently and turn of the container terminal in the new turning basin. Prior to the new turning basin, we would turn those larger ships at Three mile creek but were really pushing on the limits at that location. I don't believe that the pilots have defined a maximum size but would have to work very hard for anything over 1100 feet.
The maximum draft is 47 feet from the sea buoy to Fort Morgan, 45 feet from Fort Morgan to Mobile Container Terminal and from there 40 feet up to and including the Three Mile Creek turning basin.
The port has not established a maximum size for DWT or displacement.
Terminal & General Info:
- Loading Rate: Approx: 1500 to 2500 TPH
- Loading Arm: one
- Density changes with the weather conditions but averages 1.00 to
1.021(Subject to confirmation)
- Stowage Factor abt: 42-43 CBFT per MT (Subject to confirmation by shipper)
- Max sailing draft: 45 ft
- Max airdraft: 61 ft at # 1 and 64 ft at # 2
- BL weight(s) will be determined by draft survey
- Working Schedule: Terminal operates 7 days a week, 24 hours per day with
regular holidays (ASD) closures.
Please note that vessel's holds must be free of all residue cargo and any rust scale. The Surveyor is very strict here and a close inspection will be completed. If vessel docks n fails on inspection the terminal charges $1,200.00 per hr until vessel passes.
Also please note ASD Tariff if vessel is required to shift to a lay berth in case of berth congestion
"Alabama State Docks Bulk Division Tariff B - Sec. 202 Part D. A vessel may be required by declaration of Management in cases of berth congestion or threatened congestion or by contractual obligation on the part of the Terminals, to file with the Berth Application, an agreement to hold at Sea buoy or a nominated lay berth, shift, vacate berth or work overtime as required herein Also Please note ASD Tariff if Vessel is required to shiftto a layberth in case of Berth Congestion"