In early 2000, Alabama sought to revive its Choctaw point shipping port terminal. Business at the port had changed since its dedication in 1928 such that it was no longer adequate for modern shipping needs.
In 2001, the Army Corps of Engineers submitted a project proposal to upgrade the port with a modern, world-class container handling facility that would meet current needs. During the NEPA process, the Corps discovered that it needed to modify the original berthing configuration to avoid posing navigational safety issues to ships.
Further, the review helped the Corps improve overall operational efficiency in the intermodal rail yard, intermodal container yard, and traffic control areas, reduce the port’s environmental effects, including its impact on wetlands, and increase mitigation efforts.
Today the terminal forms an important part of the Port of Mobile, Alabama, which provides over 120,000 jobs.
 “Final Environmental Impact Statement for Choctaw Point Terminal Project, Mobile, Alabama.” United States Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District. August, 2004. Available at: http://www.asdd.com/aspa_choctawFEIS.html
 “Record of Decision: Choctaw Point Terminal.” Alabama State Port Authority. February 18, 2005. Available at: http://www.asdd.com/aspa_feis/ChoctawPointTerminal_RecordofDecision.pdf