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Global Logistics Focus Sept.19, 2016

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GLOBAL LOGISTICS PROFILE The Port of Baltimore is ranked as the top port among 360 U.S. ports for handling autos and light trucks, farm and construction machinery, imported sugar, imported aluminum and imported gypsum. Baltimore ranks No. 2 in the U.S. for exported coal. Overall Baltimore is ranked No. 9 for the total dollar value of cargo and No. 13 for cargo tonnage. Baltimore's geographic advantage of being further inland than any other East Coast port means a quicker and less costly delivery of cargo to and from the Midwest. Baltimore also sits in the third-largest U.S consumer market. Within a 24-hour period, cargo from the Port of Baltimore can reach two-thirds of the American population. Baltimore's public marine terminals that are managed by the Maryland Port Administration are located right off Interstate 95, the main street of the U.S. East Coast. Rail access is also very accessible as two Class I railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern. Both come right onto the port. The Port of Baltimore has an industry-renowned quality program that means white-glove treatment of cargo. Labor, manufacturers, shippers and port personnel meet monthly to discuss best practices when handling cargo. Along with the quality program, Baltimore's hard-working longshore workers are some of the most efficient in the nation, propelling the port to average of nearly 40 container moves per hour per crane, one of the highest on the East Coast. A new 50-foot deep container berth is now fully operational at Baltimore's Seagirt Marine Terminal. The new berth, along with four new super-post-Panamax cranes, are a result of a public-private partnership agreement with Ports America Chesapeake to handle the expected increase in container traffic following the completed construction of the Panama Canal project. Baltimore is one of a few East Coast ports now capable of handling some of the largest container ships in the world. Baltimore has had a 50-foot deep channel for more than two decades. Business at the Port of Baltimore generates about 13,650 direct jobs, while more than 127,000 jobs in Maryland are linked to port activities. The port is responsible for $3 billion in personal wages and salary and more than $310 million in state and local taxes. With an outstanding location, large consumer market, excellent highway and rail access, a new 50-foot-deep container berth and a renowned quality program, the Port of Baltimore is well positioned for continued success into the future. Top-Ranked Baltimore Ready for Biggest Ships JAMES J. WHITE EXECUTICE DIRECTOR, MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION P O R T O F B A L T I M O R E H e l e n D e l i c h B e n t l e y

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