Distribution & Logistics Maryland’s population density, infrastructure and highly advanced workforce put businesses in the driver's seat for distribution.

A Distribution Dream

It’s no wonder companies like Amazon and UPS have set up distribution hubs around the state. Maryland has the fifth most residents per square mile among states, and these residents enjoy the highest median household income in the nation providing a vast consumer market that continues beyond the state’s borders throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Maryland’s strategic location is a boon for distribution. At the center of the East Coast and next door to the nation’s capital, Maryland anchors one of the country’s busiest commercial corridors—and your products are within an overnight drive of one-third of the U.S. population. 

The state’s transportation assets include a deep water port, two Class 1 railroads, five major interstate highways, and access to four international airports. 

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The Logi(sti)cal Choice

According to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges survey, the University of Maryland College Park ranks 13th in the nation for its undergraduate supply chain management/logistics program. Maryland has the fifth highest workforce concentration of logisticians in the nation, and is 12th in the total number of these specialists, with nearly 5,000 employed statewide.

This highly specialized workforce feeds a thriving logistics industry. FedEx Ground, Pasha Automotive, Under Armour and Amazon have significant distribution centers at Tradepoint Atlantic, near the Port of Baltimore. North of Baltimore, Principio Business Park is anchored by Restoration Hardware and Lidl. And Global logistics powerhouses PAXSTAR Specialty Logistics and Choptank Transport on the Eastern Shore, and XPO Logistics in Harford County are just additional companies rapidly growing their footprints in Maryland, adding jobs and investing millions in new equipment and facilities.

The University of Maryland College Park ranks 13th in the nation in undergraduate supply chain management/logistics.

Port Power

The Port of Baltimore is one of America’s top deepwater ports. It ranks number one in the nation in handling cars and trucks, and in Roll On/Roll Off cargo. Equipped with four neo-Panamax cranes, the port serves the latest generation of supersized container ships, and is itself served by two Class I rail carriers and easy access to major interstates. The Port was cited in Supply Chain Management Review as one of “Three Ports Building for the Future.”

Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,250-acres multimodal industrial site centrally located in the Port of Baltimore, features a unique combination of access to deep-water berths, railroads and highway, and is just one of the many development projects that will provide even more options to meet supply chain needs.

Maryland also boasts four foreign trade zones and convenient proximity to four international airports, for additional ease in distribution.

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Mary Steinebrunner “Being in Maryland, we have great access to the port, we have great access to the main interstates." Mary Steinebrunner, GM, Dunlop Protective Footwear
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