Ports America

Ports America Partners with Norfolk Southern for Intermodal Supply Chain Solutions

JERSEY CITY, NJ— As the devastating collapse of the Key Bridge in Baltimore reverberates through the nation and we grieve the lives lost and the families impacted by this tragedy, Ports America has been working with federal, state, and local partners around the clock to coordinate efforts to support the local community and keep essential cargo moving in and out of Baltimore.

Designing marketplace solutions to minimize supply chain disruption and allow our customers to receive cargo without modifying their processes are fundamental to Ports America’s identity as a diversified ports and logistics solutions provider in the global supply chain. As a key gateway for trade in the US, Ports America recognizes that the continuity of business presently hinges on access to rail.

Thus, Ports America Chesapeake, Public-Private Partner of the Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Port Administration (MDOT & MPA), is leveraging intermodal partnerships with Norfolk Southern at the Port of Baltimore. Using local drayage services to transport cargo to their nearby intermodal transfer facility, Norfolk Southern has introduced a dedicated rail service to divert export cargo and return Baltimore-bound imports for release.

This week, rail service transporting freight between Baltimore to New York and New Jersey will begin to mitigate temporary service disruption. Additional services are being evaluated and will be communicated with our stakeholders as information becomes available.

About Ports America:

Ports America is the premier diversified port operator and supply chain logistics provider in North America with operations in over 70 locations and over 30 ports across the United States. The company is a leader in data-driven solutions and covers a wide range of supply chain services including container, RoRo, breakbulk, military, and cruise ship operations. Ports America’s corporate headquarters is based in Jersey City, New Jersey.