The Port of Baltimore handles more autos than any other US port. Why? Its geographic advantage places it about 180 miles further into America’s heartland than any other east coast ports. The Port of Baltimore is located immediately off Interstate highway 95, the main street of the US east coast, and only minutes away from Interstate highway 70 which links to the Midwest. Within 24 hours, autos that come through the Port of Baltimore can find their way to two-thirds of the nation’s population.
Two more reasons for Baltimore’s success with autos are its experienced labor force and four on-site auto processors which can add myriad features to any car. Autos at the Port of Baltimore are more than a successful commodity; they are also a significant job generator. More than 1,150 direct jobs at the Port of Baltimore are generated by the port’s auto business.
The Port of Baltimore – a driving force for the automotive industry.
INFORM specialises in intelligent decision-making IT systems that optimise complex operational and logistical workflows, ensuring companies can quickly make the best decision from an unmanageable number of alternatives. Where data management software merely provides information, INFORM systems analyse huge quantities of data, cost out numerous variants and suggest the best possible solution in seconds, helping companies increase the productivity and reliability of their business processes in a sustainable manner.
INFORM has been developing scientifically-substantiated optimisation algorithms since 1969. From container terminals, passenger airports, and financial service providers to industrial operations, wholesalers, storage and transhipment hubs, and shipping companies, our 600-plus employees support more than 1,000 customers worldwide. Our optimisation software provides solutions for OEMs and 3PLs in areas including yard management, network planning, load optimisation and inbound truck management. The SyncroTESS platform, built specifically for the vehicle logistics sector, enables intelligent planning, management of complex processes, visibility and real-time operational optimisation from plant to dealer.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions is a leading provider of logistics solutions to manufacturers of cars, trucks and heavy equipment. The company delivers a wide range of specialised processing services, world-class supply chain services, inland distribution and terminal handling. Last year, the company moved 2.3m cars, rolling equipment and breakbulk units and handled about 7.6m units at processing centres around the world.
For over 40 years, the Confezioni Andrea Group has produced transportation covers for all the main automotive, aeronautical and marine companies in the world, working side by side with R&D, quality and logistics departments as well as design centres.
Our mission is to manufacture and guarantee a top-quality, cost-effective product range for the protection of vehicles in the logistics pipeline. Reducing damage by up to 95%, this represents the most complete and eco-friendly vehicle protection solution available.
Thanks to our continuous evolution and focus on high quality standards, we are the benchmark for vehicle protection in the worldwide automotive market.
Ports America is the largest American terminal operator and stevedore with operations in 42 ports and 80 terminals in the United States. With a highly skilled and trained labor force, Ports America has the experience and expertise to manage all types of cargo. Handling more than 13.4m TEUs, 2.5m vehicles, 10.1m tons of general cargo and 1.7m cruise ship passengers annually, Ports America has operations ranging from pure container terminals to ‘under-the-hook’ stevedoring. Our operations also include container, bulk, breakbulk, military, project, auto/ro-ro, cruise, intermodal, and maintenance and repair.
ProAct has been heavily immersed in all aspects of finished vehicle logistics since the late 1990s. Today, it the primary focus of the business and we are rapidly gaining momentum in our goal to become a recognised global best-of-breed logistics solution. Our unique solutions encompass all aspects of the planning, execution, integration and tracking of global, multimodal, plant-to-dealer supply chains and sophisticated yard management operations along with a configurable range of true ‘control tower’ options