Port Birmingham

Port Birmingham stands out as the only rail-served port in Central Alabama, and it has the only heavy-lift crane in the northern half of the state. Our port spans 184 acres and connects you to overseas markets through the Port of Mobile.

      • Commodities

    Specializing in bulk, breakbulk, and liquid commodities including:

  • Steel coils and slabs
  • Coal
  • Dimensional, structural, and project cargo
  • Bulk aggregates including synthetic gypsum
  • Scrap and pig iron
  • Liquids such as ferric sulfate and sodium hydroxide


We’re equipped to move any commodity anywhere thanks to our comprehensive network of transportation experts. Contact sales@watco.com to learn more.

  • Connectivity
  • BNSF, CSX, NS via BHRR
  • Black Warrior River (Mile Marker 418)
  • Convenient trucking via Interstates 65, 22, 59/20, and 459
  • Port of Mobile
  • Capacity
  • Unit train capacity
  • 144 railcar spots
  • 5 barge docks
  • Warehousing/Material Handling
  • Transload capabilities – barge, rail, truck, storage
  • Dry bulk, breakbulk, and project cargo
  • Liquid tank car unloading (including hazmat)
  • FDA-certified (animal grade)
  • Barge fleeting and shifting
  • Coming soon: 25,000-sq. ft. weather-controlled warehouse
  • Other Features
  • Barge and railcar cleaning
  • Direct to truck  barge offloading station
  • Rail coal car dumping station
  • Port Access, Hours, and Information
  • Get directions to the front gate
  • Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Required personal protective equipment: hard hat, steel-toe boots, safety glasses, and high-visibility vest

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8250 Birmingport Rd

Mulga, AL 35118

(659) 250-2814, ext. 152013

Terminal Manager

Joel Wilmoth

(205) 436-3601



Cody Gilliland

(205) 344-2400