Top-Performing Port of Baltimore Exhibits Excellence Despite the Pandemic
The onset of the pandemic in 2020 resulted in a significant drop in cargo volume in almost all major U.S. ports due to the near total shutdown of business from Europe and Asia and the major disruption in the domestic and international supply chains. Despite the pandemic’s global impact on shipping, The Port of Baltimore finished 2020 on very strong footing with general cargo numbers increasing year-over-year. Theses results were not an accident - the rapid increase in e-commerce during the pandemic and Greater Baltimore’s significant locational advantages for the logistics industry were major catalysts for this increase. And, there's even more good news -
- The expansion of the California-based clothing and apparel company Color Image's Alo Yoga and BELLA+CANVAS brands to Cecil County in a customized distribution center supports the growth of retail operations.
- BMW is nearly doubling their footprint in Baltimore County at Tradepoint Atlantic’s 3,300-acre multimodal global logistics center.
- The Container Store, Inc. occupies a 600,000 sf distribution center built and leased in 2018 at the Eastgate 95 Industrial Park in Perryman, Harford County.
Companies choose to locate in the Region due to proximity to the Port and access to 1/3 of the nation overnight. Learn more about these companies in this month's Industry Spotlight.