Tradepoint Atlantic teaming with Host in advancing Maryland out-of-box hub

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Tradepoint Atlantic teaming with Host in advancing Maryland out-of-box hub

Now joined by cargo operations stalwart Host Terminals, Tradepoint Atlantic is rapidly advancing a major hub for movement and storage of noncontainerized goods on a 3,100-acre Maryland tract that for more than a century was home to steelmaking.

With a promise to become the nation’s largest intermodal redevelopment, Tradepoint Atlantic is transforming the waterfront Sparrows Point property that lies southeast of Port of Baltimore container facilities into a center for out-of-the-box cargos.

This spring’s announcement of the 10-year agreement with Norfolk, Virginia-based Host Terminals was accompanied by inking of a labor pact with the International Union of Operating Engineers’ Local 37 and unveiling of plans for $30 million in combined infrastructure investments.

Moving forward are development of roadways, paving of laydown areas, building of covered storage and fortification of bulkheads, according to Kerry Doyle, Tradepoint Atlantic’s chief financial officer.

“Tradepoint is uniquely positioned to be the next-level growth vehicle for the Port of Baltimore,” Doyle said, adding that he sees the hub handling “a healthy and diverse mix of cargo types,” including various bulk and breakbulk commodities, as well as project cargos serving the U.S. East Coast’s burgeoning offshore wind industry…

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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.

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