Host Receives International Bulk Journal Award for Work at Tradepoint Atlantic
Host received the Special Achievement Award from International Bulk Journal last night, November 13, 2017 at the IBJ Awards Dinner held at the Beurs Van Berlage in Amsterdam.
This recognition honors Host’s exclusive, 10-year agreement to oversee marine cargo operations at Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100-acre multimodal global logistics center in Baltimore, Maryland, that features an unmatched combination of access to deepwater berths, railroads, highways, and storage space.
Host brings expertise in transportation of non-containerized cargos to Tradepoint Atlantic, providing “REAL solutions” for the bulk and break bulk industry. Host possesses a diverse range of experience in terminal operations, stevedoring, marine asset, and ship agency work, empowering out-of-the-box strategies that transform the industry.
“Since Host’s founding in 1923, many of the fundamentals of moving bulk and break bulk cargo haven’t changed,” says Host President and CEO Adam Anderson. “Tradepoint Atlantic offers a unique solution to create efficiencies in the supply chain by processing goods on-site and using rail to provide a lower delivered cost to our customers. Our goal is to add value, whether it’s 50 acres for a factory on-site, a storage warehouse, or a tank. With Host’s expertise and our partners at Tradepoint Atlantic, we can deliver those REAL solutions to the market place. It will not only service the market in Baltimore, but will shift the transportation paradigm for bulk and break bulk cargoes to the 21st century.”
Host and Tradepoint Atlantic are investing a combined $30 million toward infrastructure improvements at the site. This furthers Tradepoint Atlantic’s ability to generate a projected 17,000 direct and indirect permanent jobs over the next decade as it enhances Baltimore’s competitiveness as a key East Coast port for global trade.
With eight berths, over 1,000 acres dedicated to marine storage space, and connections to both CSX and Norfolk Southern, Tradepoint Atlantic is the largest maritime development in the United States. The site offers immediate access to the interstate and regional road network, and it has the largest private rail yard on the East Coast with over 100 miles of shortline rail on-site. It will be the first place in the country to push bulk cargo operations inland.
Host CEO Adam Anderson accepted the award last night. “All of us are in bulk shipping, because we want to make a difference and make an impact,” he said. “What we can do together to take this business to the next level is really exciting, and we’re delighted to plant the flag at Tradepoint Atlantic.”
Host thanks their dedicated team members for their hard work, their customers and business partners at Tradepoint Atlantic for their continued support, and the International Bulk Journal for hosting last night’s event.