2022 State of the Ports 

C.C. Chapman -

The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), Maryland Department of Transportation and Ports America Chesapeake hosted the 12th annual Maryland State of the Ports virtually on January 26. It was a forum for senior transportation officials to share an update on the latest results, major infrastructure projects and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Attendees learned about the latest developments at these key regional economic drivers and met some of the busineses that help keep the people and cargo moving through the ports. 




Port Security and Technology

Our ports drive economic growth in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Ports also provide a potential entry point for a variety of threats from terrorism to invasive species. How do we ensure the safety of our ports without disrupting the flow of goods and services that are vital to our regional economy? Our expert panel of security specialists and advisors discussed the challenges and opportunities in providing secure port facilities while creating an environment that fosters port growth.


Supply Chain Disruptions

Shortages of truck drivers, delays at customs, and rampant port congestion- all aggravated by COVID-19- are leading to headline-grabbing global supply chains disruptions. Lack of goods like computer chips, key metals used in manufacturing and shipping containers have led to the largest inflation of consumer prices in four decades. Smart businesses are pivoting to mitigating risk and finding opportunities in this challenging environment. Our panel of supply chain experts shared how their companies are responding and how they are preparing for the year ahead.


State of the Ports Address

Once again, the State of the Ports Addressfeatured a panel comprised of the leaders of our State’s ports along with Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation. Attendees heard about the latest developments directly from those tasked with leading the economic drivers of our region.






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