Hoffberger Holdings, Inc., parent-company of MTC Logistics announced today an expansion of its Port of Baltimore distribution center located at the Chesapeake Commerce Center adjacent to the Seagirt Marine Terminal, Baltimore’s international container terminal, with the hopes that after completion the facility will exceed 9 million cubic feet and offer approximately 32,000 racked pallet positions.
“Our distribution center’s location immediately adjacent to the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal and within half mile of two entrances to I-95 has lived up to our expectations, said Harry Halpert, Chairman of MTC Logistics. "Since opening in 2009, the feedback from our customers about this facility’s ability to integrate international and domestic services and to timely serve markets with our transportation affiliate, MLogistics, has been overwhelmingly positive and has placed us in a position to expand.”
According to MTC Logistics’ President, F. Brooks Royster III, many factors have contributed to this being the right time for MTC to expand, including the expansion of the Panama Canal slated for 2015. Additionally, the recently announced P3 Alliance of Maersk, MSC and CMA/CGM will continue to accelerate the expansion of the Port of Baltimore.
"We needed to be ready to support the expanding demands for refrigerated cargo in the Mid-Atlantic Region, due to the Port of Baltimore being one of only two ports on the East Coast able to accept the newly defined Panamax vessels, we needed to be ready for the additional business," said Royster. “Our customers have reaped the benefits of max container loading and expedited container turn times through one of the largest and most productive intermodal terminals in the region. We have been operating temperature controlled distribution centers in Baltimore for nearly a century and we continue to invest in this community. If all goes as planned, we will be operational in time to meet next year’s busy holiday season.”
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