Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland
Annapolis, MD— Governor Larry Hogan today touted a transformative partnership between BMW and Tradepoint Atlantic that is expected to spur job creation and help the Port of Baltimore continue to successfully respond to the ongoing supply chain crisis facing the country is facing.
Today’s event marked the opening of a new 35-acre vehicle distribution center that doubles the size of BMW’s previous location on Broening Highway. This hub, which will have the capacity to handle up to 100,000 vehicles per year, will also serve as a site for inspections, repairs, accessory installations and maintenance.
“With this new state-of-the-art facility, BMW nearly doubles the size of its previous location, launching a major distribution center to serve 126 BMW and MINI dealerships with the capacity to handle up to 100,000 vehicles,” Governor Hogan said. . “The creation of jobs and the associated economic benefits are game-changing. But equally important, this partnership allows the Port of Baltimore to continue to lead the way in responding to the current supply chain crisis and cements our Port’s vaunted status as America’s largest importer of automobiles. for the coming years.
The Governor was joined by Secretary Mike Gill of the Maryland Department of Commerce, Executive Director Bill Doyle of the Maryland Port Authority, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, and executives from Tradepoint Atlantic and from BMW.
The new hub will help expand the Port of Baltimore, which already ranks as the nation’s top port for auto imports and exports. It also ranks first for rolling heavy agricultural and construction machinery, imported sugar, and imported gypsum. The Port generates approximately 15,330 direct jobs, including more than 139,180 jobs globally related to port activities.
Tradepoint Atlantic has transformed Sparrows Point into one of North America’s most strategic and versatile commercial gateways and has bolstered the revitalization of Baltimore and the entire state, bringing more than 10,000 jobs back to the region as well as billions of dollars in economic benefits.
For seven years, BMW has been the number one vehicle exporter from the United States, building more than 5 million American-made vehicles over the past 28 years. BMW also has distribution centers in New Jersey, Georgia, Texas and California.