WWL signs a new agreement with the Maryland Port Administration to serve the Port of Baltimore for another 30 years to 2045
WWL has signed a new agreement with the Maryland Port Administration to serve the Port of Baltimore for another 30 years to 2045. The contract is expected to generate 2,500 jobs over the next three decades, the company said in its press release.
Baltimore is the leading auto and RoRo port in North America, and WWL ranks as its top RoRo customer, with more than 200 people employed at its terminal. The new contract, which replaced a 20-year deal set to expire in 2021, supports nearly 1,000 jobs at the port and another 1,500 jobs created by WWL’s business in the state.
WWL has played an important role in developing the Port of Baltimore into the number one auto and RoRo destination in the United States. In 2014, the port handled international cargo totalling 29.5 million tonnes valued at nearly 53 billion US dollars. This included more than 861,000 tonnes of RoRo equipment and 792,000 cars. The port has generated about 13,650 jobs, and a further 127,600 jobs in Maryland are linked to port activities.