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Cooper Marine & Timberlands Corp


Cooper Marine & Timberlands Corp (CMT), headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, is in the business of providing timber products to numerous wood consuming industries in the Southeast U.S., marine transportation along the Tennessee-Tombigbee River and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and stevedoring services in the Port of Mobile.

CMT's Timber Operations consist of an experienced timber procurement staff in Creola and Aliceville, Alabama and Dennis, Mississippi (Bay Springs facility). CMT acquires standing timber from landowners, then harvests and sells these products to paper mills and sawmills. Operating several in-woods portable chippers and two permanent chip mill sites in Aliceville, Alabama and Dennis, Mississippi, CMT produces hardwood and pine chips for sale to domestic paper companies. CMT also manages wood yard operations for several pulp and paper companies in Southwest Alabama.

CMT's Marine Operations consist of a fleet of 15 push boats (up to a maximum 3200 HP) and more than 200 barges. These boats and barges work the Tennessee-Tombigbee River system as well as the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Houston, Texas to Panama City, Florida serving a wide variety of bulk customers with products including steel, wood bark and pellets, coal, pig iron, scrap, limestone, cement, ores and alloys. CMT’s barge fleeting can accommodate 228 barges, and includes a barge cleaning and repair facility in the harbor of the Port of Mobile, Alabama.

CMT’s Stevedoring Operations in the Port of Mobile include two port terminals berthing ocean-going vessels for loading and unloading a wide variety of products including wood pellets, coal, pig iron, scrap, limestone, coke, ores, and mineral sands. Numerous barge mounted derrick cranes provide the flexibility to work both sides of the ship while docked. The port terminals include 35 acres of storage area for reload to ship or barge. A Reclaim and Conveyor System at the port provides loading of wood pellets from bottom-dump truck vans into covered barges for storage while awaiting loading to ocean-going vessels for export.


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