Why the Port of Baltimore Rocks! (And Why You Should Ship Here)
FDAImports.com is located a mere 15 minutes from the Port of Baltimore, 30 minutes from FDA headquarters and 5 minutes from Route 95, the East Coast’s major interstate. With this proximity it seemed only fitting that we take a moment to highlight some of the advantages of the Port of Baltimore (or “Ball’mer” as we call it here).
- In 2011 Baltimore ranked 11th in the nation for dollar value of cargo and 12th for total cargo tonnage out of 44 U.S. port districts.
- In 2011 Baltimore ranked first and handled more of the following types of cargo than any other U.S. port: autos, farm and construction equipment, trucks, imported forest products, imported gypsum, and imported sugar.
- Baltimore ranked second in the U.S. for exported coal, imported salt, imported aluminum, and imported iron ore.
- About 2,000 ships visit the Port of Baltimore every year.
- Baltimore is the closest East Coast port to the U.S. Midwest. This geographic advantage allows Midwestern manufacturers significant cost and time savings when transporting their products to Baltimore rather than other East Coast ports.
- The Port of Baltimore is located a mere 15 minutes from the offices of FDAImports.com.
- Because of its close proximity to Washington DC (FDA and Customs Headquarters) the Baltimore port offices serve as the “farm teams” for headquarters personnel so even complex matters get a fair and rapid hearing.
- It’s been FDAImports.com’s experience that FDA compliance officers in Baltimore are helpful, insightful, and communicative – and that is a serious plus if you are importing FDA-regulated foods, beverages, dietary supplements, cosmetics, drugs, or medical devices (And we’re not just saying that because Mr. England started his career in Baltimore!).
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