The history of Baltimore is synonymous with shipping and trade. Founded in 1729 on the Chesapeake Bay as a strategic port city, Baltimore quickly swelled with settlers and immigrants pouring into the area to work in the burgeoning manufacturing and trade markets sprouting up in the city. Baltimore became a major source of commerce in the new republic and has remained a vital port city and trade innovator ever since. In 1827 the city built the first chartered railroad in the U.S and the first to reach the Ohio River from the eastern seaboard. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, better known as the B & O, allowed Baltimore to expand its trade capabilities with the West and open up new rail routes for carrying goods throughout the interior of the country to and from its port on the East Coast. Today, Baltimore remains a pillar of commerce. Though the economy, like that of most of the country, has shifted and diversified, The Port of Baltimore on the upper northwest shore of Chesapeake Bay and its direct connection to a network of rail lines continues to have a major impact the region. The port is eighth in the country by total tonnage handled and seventh by dollar value, and is the nation’s largest port for specialized cargo and passenger facilities. Baltimore’s modern economy includes industries such as healthcare, biotechnology, and service, yet is still driven by manufacturing, supply chain distribution, and trade as well. Trucking has come to supplant a percentage of railroad shipping to the port, but the city of Baltimore is poised to innovate and adjust to the changing modes of transportation to remain an East Coast powerhouse in shipping and commerce, ensuring a safe and rapid journey for any cargo shipped to and from the city.
Market Capacity represents the balance between the number of shipments from a given market and the available trucks in that market. Tight Capacity signifies more shipments than available trucks, and indicates a higher chance of late shipments or cancellations. Loose Capacity signifies that there are more available trucks than current shipments in that market, indicating a greater likelihood of on time shipments and no cancellations.
Below is the contact information and terminal location of the local freight shipping providers. Rather than being redirected from a generic national support line, the contact information provided includes specific location-based office numbers, so that you are able to get in touch directly with the appropriate local office to answer questions about your shipments.