Port of USBAL

Baltimore Port (USBAL)

Port Code USBAL City Baltimore
Port Name BALTIMORE,MD Country/Region USA MD
Category Port City Route EASTERN AMERICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Baltimore Port (USBAL)


The Port of Baltimore (Port of Baltimore, MD) is located in Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, the United States. The Port of Baltimore is operated by the Maryland Port Authority (MPA) and is a unit of the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, USA, an important seaport city on the Atlantic coast of the United States.

Baltimore is located on the west side of the top of the Chesapeake Bay, only more than 60 kilometers away from Washington, the capital of the United States. The port area is near the mouth of the Patapasco River. There is still a 250-kilometer voyage from here through the bay to the vast Atlantic Ocean, but due to the superior natural conditions near the port, the Chesapeake Bay is wide and the channel is deep, 10,000-ton ocean-going vessels can sail directly into the Baltimore port area. This port belongs to the state of Maryland and has always been an important estuary connecting the Great Lakes, the Central Basin and the Atlantic Ocean in the United States.

In 2006, the Port of Baltimore was renamed Helendrich Bentley when it celebrated the port’s 300th birthday in 2006, when the governor of Maryland, Bob Ehrlich, participated in Helen Dridge after the anniversary of Helen III. Bentley (Helen Delich Bentley) naming.

Current operation

Currently, the port has major roll-on-roll (ro-ro) equipment, as well as bulk facilities, especially steel processing. Most Mercedes-Benz cars imported into the United States are also processed here.

In 2012, the port handled 36.7 million tons of foreign trade (import and export), valued at 53.9 billion U.S. dollars. This is a 2.5% drop in tonnage in 2011. The Port of Baltimore ranks 11th out of 36 US ports that handle foreign tonnage, and 9th in dollar value for cargo handled in 2012.

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore inner harbor is one of the world’s famous seaports. It is located at the mouth of the PATAPSCO River in the central part of Maryland on the northeastern coast of the United States. It is on the northwest side of the Chesapeake Bay. It is one of the main ports on the Atlantic coast of the United States.

In 1827, the first railroad in the United States, the Baltimore-Ohio Railroad, was laid here, and it became the gateway to the Midwest. The Mount Clare Station, the railway station, was changed to a railway museum to commemorate its location in the northeastern United States. At the mouth of the PATAPSCO River in central MARYLAND, Baltimore can be reached by taxi.

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Summary of USBAL

Baltimore Port (port code: USBAL) is one of America's busiest deep-water ports. It is situated on the Patapsco River, close to the northern extremity of Chesapeake Bay, in the State of Maryland, eastern USA.
The port’s Seagirt Marine Terminal specializes in handling containers. Covering 112 hectares, the terminal contains 54.2 hectares of container storage space. The terminal has four berths, three for vessels and one for barges. The port’s Dundalk Marine Terminal handles containers, automobiles, breakbulk, roll-on/roll-off cargoes and forest products. The 225-hectare terminal has 13 berths with berthing space for 12 vessels. The Fairfield and Masonville Marine Terminals of the port are premier automobile terminals. The port’s South Locust Point Marine Terminal is a multi-use facility specializing in breakbulk and roll-on/roll-off cargoes of forest products. The port’s North Locust Point Marine Terminal is a multi-use facility specializing in breakbulk, liquid bulk, roll-on/roll-off, and containerized cargoes. Covering a total of over 36 hectares, the terminal includes 7.9 hectares of outside storage and almost 16.1 thousand square meters of sheds. The terminal has nine berths. The port’s Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) is used to transfer containers to and from rail and ship. There are also several private terminals in this port.
The port handles approximately 37.85 million tons of cargo, 632,000TEU and 252,000 passengers annually. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for about 47%; dredging vessels, taking up around 25%; and sailing vessels, taking a proportion of 11%.

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