Dundalk Marine Terminal



​With 13 berths, 4 container cranes, and direct rail access, the 570-acre (230 ha) Dundalk Marine Terminal remains the largest and most versatile general cargo facility at the Port of Baltimore.

Containers. Automobiles. Farm, construction and other Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro/Ro) equipment. Wood pulp. Steel. Breakbulk. Project cargo. If it moves on a vessel, Dundalk can handle it.

Baltimore's proximity to the Midwest's major farm and construction equipment manufacturers has helped the Port become the leading U.S. port for combines, tractors and hay balers, and in importing excavators and backhoes.

Reaffirming our position as the top U.S. Ro/Ro port, Baltimore recently signed a 20-year, 150-acre agreement to serve as the East Coast hub for the largest Ro/Ro carrier in the world, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, with service from Dundalk Marine Terminal.

Diversity of Cargo


​Over the past several years, Baltimore ranked as one of the nation's top three automobile-handling ports. Several auto processors maintain operations at Dundalk, which offers 225 acres of storage. Dundalk's direct rail access also allows unit trains to routinely deliver dozens of units of farm and/or construction equipment to the terminal at once. Combined with rail access provided by Norfolk Southern and CSXT, Dundalk's size makes it ideal for handling large breakbulk and project cargo.

The terminal's expansive covered storage space can easily house weather-sensitive cargoes such as high-quality steel coils, raw rubber and wood pulp, one of the fastest-growing cargoes at the Port.

Crane Capacity

  • Improvements to the speed and capacity of existing cranes. Outreach was increased to 126 feet, so the outermost container row on a Panamax ship can now be reached at full trolley speed.
  • A heavy-lift crane. The truck-mounted Manitowoc M-250T boasts a maximum capacity of 300 long tons.
  • Speed loader (mobile) enables STS Cranes to be used together with spreaders for safer and faster handling of flats/bolsters/ISO containers or over-height containers..
  • New Grove GMK 7550 Crane has a rated maximum capacity of 550 short ton and a normal working capacity of 220 short ton. It has the added feature of the ability to be easily relocated on DMT and the added flexibility of a reach of 197 ft.

Dundalk Marine Terminal by the Numbers


​Size: 570 acres (230.8 ha).

Cargoes: Containers, breakbulk, wood pulp, Ro/Ro, autos, project cargo, farm and construction equipment.

Berths: 13 berths; draft is 34 ft. (10.4 m) at four berths, 42 ft. (12.8 m) at seven berths, and 50 ft. (13.7 m) at two berths.

Cranes: Four 40-long-ton (40.6 mt) container cranes.

Inside Storage: Ten sheds totaling 789,820 sq. ft. (73,377 sq. m).

Outside Storage: 105 acres (42.4 ha) container storage; 20.1 acres (8.1 ha) breakbulk storage; 225 acres automobile storage; 93 acres (37.6 ha) Ro/Ro.

Rail Access: DMT contains over eight (8) miles of rail inside the secure facility.

Both CSX and Norfolk Southern have the ability to move freight through DMT.

Norfolk Southern provides direct rail access and CSX has local interchange agreements with Norfolk Southern.

The DMT rail gate is available 24/7 for the rail lines that service the facility. Currently DMT has over 50 spots for auto-racks, over 30 spots for boxcars, and a machinery yard with unit train capacity.

DMT has a separate heavy rail spur that runs along Berth 5/6. This spur gives DMT the new ability to do direct lifts between ship and rail. Berth 5/6 can support a Class 1 railroad maximum load of 71,500 pounds per axle providing a seamless connection from ship to rail.

Highway Access: 2.5 miles from I-95; 1.5 miles from I-695 with easy access to other major interstates.

Ports America Web Express for Cargo Status


Terminal Contacts


Website Link: www.amports.com

Website Link: www.balterm.com

Ceres Marine Terminals
Website Link: www.ceresglobal.com

Mid-Atlantic Terminals
Website Link: www.2wglobal.com

Ports America Chesapeake
Website Link: www.portsamerica.com

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