With 13 berths, nine container cranes, and direct rail access, the 570-acre (230 ha) Dundalk Marine Terminal remains the largest and most versatile general cargo facility at the Port of Baltimore.
Containers. Automobiles. Farm, construction and other Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro/Ro) equipment. Wood pulp. Steel. Breakbulk. Project cargo. If it moves on a vessel, Dundalk can handle it.
Ports America operates a private container terminal within Dundalk. Baltimore's proximity to the Midwest's major farm and construction equipment manufacturers has helped the Port become the leading U.S. port for combines, tractors and hay balers, and in importing excavators and backhoes.
Reaffirming our position as the top U.S. Ro/Ro port, Baltimore recently signed a 20-year,
150-acre agreement to serve as the East Coast hub for the largest Ro/Ro carrier in the world, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, with service from Dundalk Marine Terminal.
Diversity of Cargo
Over the past several years, Baltimore ranked as one of the nation's top three automobile-handling ports. Several auto processors maintain operations at Dundalk, which offers 225 acres of storage. Dundalk's direct rail access also allows unit trains to routinely deliver dozens of units of farm and/or construction equipment to the terminal at once. Combined with rail access provided by Norfolk Southern and CSXT, Dundalk's size makes it ideal for handling large breakbulk and project cargo.
The terminal's expansive covered storage space can easily house weather-sensitive
cargoes such as high-quality steel coils, raw rubber and wood pulp, one of the fastest-growing cargoes at the Port.
The Port of Baltimore invested $21 million on crane upgrades at Dundalk.
A container crane with a top capacity of 40 containers per hour.
Improvements to the speed and capacity of existing cranes. Outreach was increased to 126 feet, so the outermost container row on a Panamax ship can now be reached at full trolley speed.
A heavy-lift crane. The truck-mounted Manitowoc M-250T boasts a maximum capacity of 300 long tons, and its mobility makes it available at any of the Port's terminals on an as-needed basis.
Speed loader (mobile).
Dundalk Marine Terminal by the Numbers
Size: 570 acres (230.8 ha).
Cargoes: Containers, breakbulk, wood pulp, Ro/Ro, autos, project cargo, farm and construction equipment.
Berths: Six general cargo and seven container berths; draft is 34 ft. (10.4 m) at four berths, 42 ft. (12.8 m) at seven berths, and 50 ft. (13.7 m) at two berths.
Cranes: Nine 40-long-ton (40.6 mt) container cranes.
Inside Storage: Ten sheds totaling 789,820 sq. ft. (73,377 sq. m).
Outside Storage: 105 acres (42.4 ha) container storage; 20.1 acres (8.1 ha) breakbulk storage; 225 acres automobile storage; 93 acres (37.6 ha) Ro/Ro.
Rail Access: Norfolk Southern provides direct rail access to all berths and sheds. Two rail storage yards total 9,300 ft. of track. Two 2,000-ft. storage tracks and five unloading tracks, ranging from 1,500 to 1,800 ft.
Highway Access: 2.5 miles from I-95; 1.5 miles from I-695 with easy access to other major interstates.