BALTIMORE, MD (May 13, 2019) – Tradepoint Atlantic (TPA), a 3,300-acre, multimodal, global logistics center in Baltimore, Maryland, featuring unmatched access to deep-water berths, railroads, highways and storage space, today announced its participation in Infrastructure Week, the nationally renowned week of education and advocacy that brings together American businesses, workers, elected leaders and everyday citizens. Each year during the week, leaders and citizens highlight the state of the nation’s infrastructure – roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, telecommunications and more – and the projects, technologies and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous and safe.
As part of the nationwide activities, during the month of May, Tradepoint Atlantic will host leaders and decision-makers from across the country as they tour the expansive site and learn about TPA’s past, present and future. Most importantly, they will see first-hand what is possible when a redeveloped legacy industrial site is repurposed to meet the ever-growing demands of today’s industrial supply chain and direct to consumer logistics.
“Infrastructure Week is an incredible opportunity to showcase the great things happening at Tradepoint Atlantic and we look forward to hosting this delegation,” said TPA Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Aaron Tomarchio. “We have made huge steps forward over the past several years establishing Tradepoint Atlantic as a national model for industrial redevelopment, creating thousands of jobs, partnering with the world’s biggest brands and redefining what it means to do modern logistics. In order to sustain this success, we need all of our leaders to embrace increased infrastructure investment and participating with Infrastructure Week is all part of that effort.”
In addition to the tour of the Tradepoint Atlantic site later this month, on Thursday, May 16, TPA Chief Development Officer Eric Gilbert will speak on a panel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 7th annual Global Supply Chain Summit. The summit, Global Supply Chain: Future Trends, will feature business leaders, members of Congress, policy-makers, investors, innovators and other experts on the important issues facing global supply chains. Topics will include the challenges and opportunities at the southern border, the importance of 5G infrastructure to supply chains, the impact of drones and autonomous vehicles on freight transportation, emerging threats in supply chains and the evolution of e-commerce. Gilbert will be speaking with executives from the highest levels of both the private and public sectors on the panel: Navigating Global Emerging Threats and Challenges.
“As a company on the front lines of supporting global supply chain trends, we look forward to sharing what can be learned through the repurposing of America’s former industrial sites and their unique 410.709.1286 tradepointatlantic.com 1600 Sparrows Point Boulevard Baltimore, Maryland 21219 infrastructure assets that will supply tomorrow’s economies. The opportunity to collaborate with government and business leaders and learn from some of the most talented executives in the industry is exactly why this summit and the work the U.S. Chamber of Commerce does is so important,” said Chief Development Officer Eric Gilbert, “As business leaders in an ever increasing global and competitive marketplace, we all face similar logistical challenges, and at Tradepoint we believe that our unique combination of strategic market positioning, hard assets and location in the heart of the mid-Atlantic gives us ability to solve them better than anyone else. The Tradepoint story is an important story about the new, growing American economy, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
About Tradepoint Atlantic:
The 3,300-acre, multimodal, global logistics center in Baltimore, Md., offers a gateway to markets around the United States and the world, featuring an unmatched combination of access to deepwater berths, rails and highways. Ground-breaking agreements signed with federal and state environmental regulators in 2014 to initiate environmental remediation after a century of steelmaking, the financial backing of investment firms Hilco Global and Redwood Capital Investments and the robust support of local and state government, enable the redevelopment of the site through further infrastructure improvements. At full build out, Tradepoint Atlantic is projected to generate 11,000 permanent jobs, $2.9 billion in annual economic impact and add a point to Maryland’s gross domestic product as one of North America’s most strategic commercial gateways. www.tradepointatlantic.com
About Infrastructure Week:
Infrastructure Week is a 501c4 non-profit working to educate America’s public about the importance of infrastructure to the nation’s economy, workers, and communities. Since 2013, Infrastructure Week has been led by its Steering Committee – a bipartisan coalition that includes leading business groups, labor unions, and think tanks working to improve America’s infrastructure. www.infrastructureweek.org
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