In addition, the area is blessed with a strong transportation network that facilitates movement of cargo inland. The plan cautions, however, that rail rates must become more competitive.
Indeed, says Donovan, the success of the port's strategic plan will hinge on whether Baltimore can parlay its geographic location into a strong asset.
"They have a natural advantage on certain products, and I think they're going to be able to exploit that," he said. "They're being very realistic and pragmatic."
Be the largest roll-on/roll-off port on the East Coast
Be the largest automobile port on the East Coast
Develop diversified-forest-products handling facility
Double volume of steel Pursue other break-bulk cargoes
Increase container business commensurate with growth in the North Atlantic container market
Operate World Trade Center at full occupancy and increase revenue
Provide infrastructure (shipping channel, rail and highway access) equal to or better than competing ports
Operate with an annual net income of $1 million
Pub Date: 7/07/96