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Dominican trade mission showcases Alabama seaport expansions

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Mobile’s expanding seaport is being positioned as a prime new commercial gateway for Dominican shippers during a trade mission led by the Alabama Department of Commerce to the Caribbean nation this week.

Denson White, director of APM Terminals at the Port of Mobile, said maritime companies in the Dominican Republic have long relied on East Coast ports such as Miami. White joined Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield and others in talks this week with high-ranking Dominican officials that outlined the ambitious improvements under way at the Port of Mobile.

“As Alabama’s port continues to grow and expand, there are various opportunities ahead for the state,” White said. “A key component is to provide the Caribbean with another shipping option. The creation of an intermodal rail facility in Mobile will provide a world-class facility and a gateway for the Dominican Republic to access not only Alabama, but also the interior U.S.”

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