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Frequently Asked Questions


Port of Baltimore General Information

What Cruise Vacations can I take from the POB and what does it cost to park?

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Where do I find information on Baltimore's Inner Harbor attractions and historical vessels?

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    Contact the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association 1-877-Baltimore or visit their website www.baltimore.org.

How do I receive the POB Magazine?

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I would like information on POB statistics, how do I obtain a report?

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Click here to view the Cargo Statistics page on our web site.

How do I get general information on shipping and international trade?

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    Contact the World Trade Center Institute by calling 410-576-0022 or visit their website www.wtci.org.

I want to start my own import/export company, what should I do?

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    Contact the World Trade Center Institute by calling 410-576-0022 or visit their website www.wtci.org.

Where do I find employment information for the MPA?

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Whom do I contact for employment information with the Steamship lines or the ILA?

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    Contact the Steamship lines directly or the ILA by calling 410-631-7271.

I am researching my ancestry and I know one came over on a certain ship into the POB. How do I find information on ship manifests?

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    Contact the Maryland Historical Society by calling 410-685-3750 or visit their website www.mdhs.org. You may also contact the Baltimore City Archives by calling 410-396-3884 or visit their website www.baltimorecityhistory.net/.



Shipping/Terminal Information:

How do I ship my privately owned automobile within the U.S. or to a foreign country?

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    If you need to ship your vehicle within the U.S. you should refer to your Yellow Pages and look for Auto Transporters and Auto Drive Away Companies. Military personnel who need to ship their privately owned vehicle overseas may contact the PASHA Group, 410-631-5751. Non-military persons who need to ship overseas should refer to the Steamship Line Shipping Services Directory (click here for more information on the Shipping Services Directory).

How do I ship household goods?

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What Steamship Lines call which POB terminals?

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    Click here to refer to the BMTA Schedule on our website or contact the MPA Intermodal department, by calling 410-633-1180.

What date is a certain vessel due into the POB?

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Contact the Baltimore Maritime Exchange by calling 410-342-6610 or visit their website www.balmx.org.

What are the terminal handling charges such as trucking and unloading charges?

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    Contact the Baltimore Maritime Exchange by calling 410-342-6610 or visit their website www.balmx.org.

Where do I find information on railroad operations at the POB?

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    Contact the MPA Intermodal department by calling 410-633-1180.



Contacting Other Related Agencies:

Who do I contact for questions about Maryland roads, highways, toll facilities, MTAG, or the MVA?

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    Toll Facilities: MdTA - 410-288-8400
    MTAG: 1-888-321-MTAG
    Roads and Highways: SHA, Office of Communications - 800-323-6742
    MVA: 1-800-950-1682

How do I contact U.S. Customs in Baltimore?

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    Contact the Baltimore office by calling 410-962-2666

I need to register my boat, how do I do that?

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