Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

Organized in 1836, the Mobile Area Chamber is one of the nation’s oldest. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors awarded the Mobile Area Chamber a five-star rating, the highest given, for the third consecutive five-year period.

Of the 6,936 Chambers in the U.S., only 301 are accredited, and of those only 44 have achieved a five-star distinction.

Accreditation recognizes those Chamber that have defined, reached and maintained defined operational performance standards and have significantly contributed to the good of their community, region state and country. The Chamber has been accredited since the designation’s inception more than 40 years ago.

 Mobile Area Chamber is a member-driven, nonprofit organization with more than 2,200 members, representing more than 108,000 employees.

From:   the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce website:
  • As the Mobile area’s progressive business advocate, we serve as a:
  • Catalyst for economic development;
  • Partner in developing the area’s future workforce;
  • Voice for local, state, regional and national business-friendly legislation and government practices and;
  • Collaborator in improving the area’s quality of life.
  • Resource for business owners starting, managing and growing their businesses
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Descartes OneView

Descartes OneView™ Forwarder
Enterprise Software Solutions

Descartes One View™ Forwarder Enterprise Solution

Employing leading industry technologies, the Barton Consulting, LLC team, are highly experienced solution experts with the Descartes OneView™ Forwarder Enterprise software, ensuring document delivery is accurate and on time.

The Descartes OneView™ Forwarder Enterprise solution is a comprehensive solution for import & export shipment management, cargo tracking & shipment visibility.

The Descartes OneView™ Forwarder Enterprise solution as a single sign-on platform, allows freight forwarders, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) to effectively coordinate air and ocean import/export shipments.

Information can be seamlessly leveraged from operational modules for use in a full-featured accounting application to realize a higher level of operational efficiency and accuracy.

The Descartes OneView™ Forwarder Enterprise is used by thousands of users, and is the only expandable, accounting rich shipment management and visibility solution with the ability to expand in parallel to business growth.


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Federal Maritime Commission

Barton Consulting, LLC fully complies with the rules and regulations, for all Federal Maritime Commission mandates.

The FMC was established as an independent regulatory agency by Reorganization Plan No. 7, effective August 12, 1961. Prior to that time, the United States Federal Maritime Board was responsible for both the regulation of ocean commerce and the promotion of the United States Merchant Marine. Under the reorganization plan, the shipping laws of the U.S. were separated into two categories, regulatory and promotional.

The newly created FMC was charged with the administration of the regulatory provisions of the shipping laws, while the promotional role was vested in the Maritime Administration (now part of the U.S. Department of Transportation).

The passage of the Shipping Act of 1984 brought about a major deregulatory change in the regulatory regime facing shipping companies operating in the U.S. foreign commerce. The subsequent passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998, with its further deregulatory amendments and modifications to the Shipping Act of 1984, represented another pro-market shift in shipping regulation. The principle statutes or statutory provisions administered by the Commission are: the Shipping Act of 1984, the Foreign Shipping Practices Act of 1988, section 19 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, and Public Law 89-777.

Most of these statutes were amended by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 1998, which took effect on May 1, 1999.


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Alabama State Port Authority

Alabama State Port Authority

Alabama State Port Authority

Barton Consulting, LLC corporate headquarters is located in the Port City of Mobile, Alabama.  Our corporate office facilitates the shipment of forest products and other commodities from US ports of origin.  

With more than a decade of Freight Forwarding experience, we can augment your company’s traffic and supply chain management. With our superior attention to detail, we adapt to your company’s requirements, large or small. 

Operating out of the Port City of Mobile, we recognized opportunities that would be created when The Alabama State Port Authority announced in 2010 that $360 million would be spent over the following five years to improve infrastructure at the port. Improvements include land acquisition, new rail and inter-modal yards, cargo terminal improvements and enhancements to improve servicing of deep-water oil and gas field vessels and equipment [4] Since 2000, the Port Authority has undergone nearly $500 million in capital improvements and expansion projects to serve containerized, bulk and break bulk commodities. Improvements include a new rail ferry terminal, a steel terminal to service the $4.6 billion steel facility in Calvert, Alabama, new warehousing, a new container terminal, and expansions at the McDuffie Coal Terminal. The Port of Mobile had an estimated statewide economic impact approaching $8 billion annually in 2010.

The Port of Mobile is a deep-water port in MobileAlabamaUnited States. It is the only deep-water port in Alabama. It was ranked by the United States Army Corps of Engineers as the 9th largest port by tonnage in the nation during 2014, with a trade volume of 64.3 million tons. This ranking had increased from 12th largest during 2010, with a trade volume of 55,713,273 tons and increase of 19.1%.

The port is located along the Mobile River where it empties into Mobile Bay. The Port of Mobile has public, deepwater terminals with direct access to 1,500 miles of inland and intracoastal waterways serving the Great Lakes, the Ohio and Tennessee river valleys (via the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway), and the Gulf of Mexico. The Alabama State Port Authority owns and operates the public terminals at the Port of Mobile. The public terminals handle containerizedbulkbreak bulkroll-on/roll-off, and heavy lift cargoes. The port is also home to private bulk terminal operators. The container, general cargo and bulk facilities have immediate access to two interstate systems and five Class I railroads. Additionally, the CG Railway operates from the port as a rail ferry service to CoatzacoalcosVeracruz, in Mexico.[1]

The Port of Mobile is the largest break bulk forest products port in the United States, and the Alabama State Port Authority’s McDuffie Terminal is one of the largest coal terminals in the United States and largest import coal terminal.[2] The port was the fourth largest exporter of coal during 2012, with the majority exported for metallurgical processes. The largest shares of coal exports from Mobile went to Europe and South America.[3] 

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