MD - Port of Baltimore's New Operations and Leadership
The Port of Baltimore will be continuing its expansion in 2020 under new leadership and with new operations.
In 2019, Baltimore was among the busiest ports in the U.S. handling a record of more than 43.6 million tons of cargo. It was also the busiest port in the U.S. in the number of vehicles handled as well as the leader among U.S. ports for roll-on/roll-off heavy farm and construction machinery, and for imported gypsum.
Among the new initiatives the Port of Baltimore is pursuing includes work on a second 50-foot-deep berth and four additional supersized cranes are expected to be in place and operational in 2021.
Dry Dock Returns to Service
Among the other unique activities around the Port of Baltimore is the return of ship maintenance and repair work to the Sparrows Point area. Recently, BAE Systems' massive Titan dry dock, one of the world’s largest floating dry docks with a 52,534-ton lifting capacity, arrived at Tradepoint Atlantic to undergo a five-month-long repair and maintenance program. It will be the first time since 2017 that the Sparrows Point dry dock has been used.