Commissioner Sola Meets with Mayor Sandy Stimpson in Mobile, Alabama - Federal Maritime Commission
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Commissioner Sola Meets with Mayor Sandy Stimpson in Mobile, Alabama


Commissioner Louis E. Sola visited Mobile, Alabama, in late January where he met with Mayor Sandy Stimpson to discuss the port’s growth in Mobile.

The Port of Mobile has a significant positive impact on the local community, as it serves as a catalyst for economic growth, employment opportunities, and the expansion of tourist networks.

According to the Alabama State Port Authority, the port generates over three hundred thousand employment opportunities and holds an economic evaluation of eighty-five billion dollars. The Port of Mobile is supported by a workforce committed to excellence.

Furthermore, Mayor Stimpson conveyed his commitment to the port’s shore power project, an effort to identify sustainable solutions for the Port of Mobile’s electricity requirements. This project is an example of ways the maritime industry is embracing innovation to achieve reductions in carbon emissions.

Commissioner Sola expressed his appreciation for the city’s commitment to the Port of Mobile. The success of the port relies on key industry stakeholders dedicated to port investments and operational efficiencies.

Louis E. Sola is a Commissioner with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. The thoughts and comments expressed here are their own and do not necessarily represent the position of the Commission.