Baltimore’s terminal operator P3 serves as ‘win-win-win’ paradigm

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Baltimore’s terminal operator P3 serves as ‘win-win-win’ paradigm

The Maryland Port Administration’s public-private partnership for its burgeoning container terminal is proving to be a paradigm for port P3s, while advancement of another joint endeavor to further help the facility compete for freight heading to the Midwest has hit a snag.

“We’re a firm believer in public-private partnerships,” James J. White, the MPA’s executive director, told AJOT in an Oct. 24 phone interview.

“I think it may be the best public-private partnership in the nation,” White said of the $1.3 billion, 50-year agreement inked in late 2009 with Ports America Chesapeake LLC for operation of the Seagirt Marine Terminal.

“It works for all of us,” White continued. “We really enjoy working together. We market together and leverage our relationships with the ship owners.”...


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For more than a quarter of a century, Paul Scott Abbott has been writing and shooting images for the American Journal of Transportation, applying four decades of experience as an award-winning journalist.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, with a master’s magna cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Abbott has served as president of chapters of the Propeller Club of the United States, Florida Public Relations Association and Society of Professional Journalists.

Abbott honed his skills on several daily newspapers, including The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Richmond (Va.) News Leader, Albuquerque Journal and (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel, and was editor and publisher of The County Line, a weekly newspaper he founded in suburban Richmond, Va.

A native Chicagoan, he is a member of American Mensa and an ever-optimistic fan of the Chicago Cubs.