Building on Maryland’s strategic location, our robust transportation network gives you easy access by water, rail, road and air. That comes in handy when your business goes global.
The Port of Baltimore is one of America’s most efficient and capable deepwater ports. It is the largest automobile handler, tops in container berth productivity, and the leading Roll On/Roll Off port in the country. It also boasts one of the nation’s lowest cargo damage rates.
Equipped with four neo-panamax cranes, the Port of Baltimore is one of only four ports on the East Coast that can handle the new generation of supersized container ships.
Baltimore, sheltered from the Atlantic, is the closest East Coast seaport to the Midwest. Every one of its marine terminals is within one traffic light of an interchange to prime north–south and east–west cargo arteries.
A safe, efficient network of roadways connects Maryland businesses with customers and workers near and far. Five major interstates—I-95, I-70, I-68, I-83, and I-81—crisscross the state, carrying cargo and commuters.
Maryland businesses are also well served by railroads. Two Class I carriers, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway, provide modern, high-tech freight rail connections to the US interior, Canada, and Mexico.
Every year, millions of Marylanders get to work aboard Amtrak and Maryland’s own MARC trains. In Suburban Maryland, Metrorail trains stop at more than two dozen stations to connect people and businesses with the nation’s capital.
Just outside Baltimore and only about 30 miles from Washington, D.C., Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport serves passengers from around Maryland and neighboring states. It’s also a significant cargo hub, with a Foreign Trade Zone and over 400,000 square feet of cargo space.
Marylanders enjoy more choices than air travelers in many other states, thanks to the proximity of three other major airports. Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Ronald Reagan National (DCA) are just across the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, while a short drive up I-95 stands Philadelphia International (PHL).