• ITVI.USA
    14,959.950
    116.940
    0.8%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.933
    0.012
    0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    19.350
    0.220
    1.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    14,926.910
    120.050
    0.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.910
    -0.050
    -1.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.790
    0.080
    2.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.460
    0.170
    13.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.740
    0.020
    0.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.270
    0.030
    1.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.150
    -0.010
    -0.2%
  • WAIT.USA
    131.000
    -2.000
    -1.5%
  • ITVI.USA
    14,959.950
    116.940
    0.8%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.933
    0.012
    0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    19.350
    0.220
    1.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    14,926.910
    120.050
    0.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.910
    -0.050
    -1.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.790
    0.080
    2.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.460
    0.170
    13.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.740
    0.020
    0.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.270
    0.030
    1.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.150
    -0.010
    -0.2%
  • WAIT.USA
    131.000
    -2.000
    -1.5%
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APM Terminals Mobile: Dispel shutdown rumors

Alabama facility operating normally during coronavirus pandemic

APM Terminals Mobile said Friday afternoon that rumors it is shutting down are not true.

“Not only is this not factual,” an email advisory said, the rumors “can be a deterrent and cause additional panic for our stakeholders.”

The notice continued, “APMT Mobile is doing a ton to protect everyone’s well-being, interests in the terminal and the health of the terminal. Every day we are adding to our approach on how to handle the mitigation of this virus spreading through our community and will continue until we are all in the clear.”

Mobile, Alabama, labor and management are undergoing temperature checks and completing questionnaires before entering the facility during the coronavirus crisis, according to the email.

Management either is working from home or in designated offices, and no physical interaction between employees is allowed, APM Terminals Mobile said, adding that break rooms are closed, gate clerks are naturally separated and facilities are regularly undergoing deep cleaning.

The terminal issued a reminder that hours in Mobile next week are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and badges will be issued by appointment, made by emailing MOBSEC@apmterminals.com.

“Let’s protect our industry and be good stewards of the community,” the notice said.

APM Terminals, part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, operates 78 terminals globally.

Kim Link-Wills, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Kim Link-Wills has written about everything from agriculture as a reporter for Illinois Agri-News to zoology as editor of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. Her work has garnered awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Magazine Association of the Southeast. Prior to serving as managing editor of American Shipper, Kim spent more than four years with XPO Logistics.