"The New Baltimore County Ship Docks" Dundalk by grandmaR

Dundalk Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 17 photos

Dundalk was named for Dundalk Bay, Ireland.

Dundalk is an area of 13.3 square miles in Baltimore City on the north shore of the Patapsco River. The population in 2000 was 62,306 [Males: 29,742 (47.7%), Females: 32,564 (52.3%)]

There is a large industrial complex on Broening Highway in Dundalk where my husband used to work at the Maryland Department of the Environment. (MDE has now moved to the old Wards store). There's also a GM assembly plant there. The Key Bridge crosses the Patapsco near old Fort Carroll from Baltimore City to Anne Arnundel County.

There is a local paper called the "Dundalk Eagle". There is even a Dundalk Historic District which is roughly bounded by Liberty Pkwy., Dunman, Willow Spring and Sunship Rds., Chesapeake and Patapsco Aves.

Colleges and universities: Dundalk Community College

Dundalk Marine Terminal, cruise ship docks and freight loading docks are all here, along with railroad access. This is where most of the current Port of Baltimore activity takes place.

P&O Ports has two contracts with the Maryland Port Administration to operate Seagirt Marine Terminal and Dundalk Marine Terminal in Baltimore. These contracts were awarded through a competitive public bid process from November 1, 2001, for a five-year term with an option to extend for an additional five years. At both terminals, P&O Ports provides customers with full service terminal and stevedoring operations as the contract operator for Maryland International Terminals.

In addition to the above contracts, P&O Ports contracts directly with steamship lines and cargo interests, providing services at all Marine Terminals in the harbor.

P&O Ports' annual cargo volumes in the Port of Baltimore are as follows: 350,000 containers, 270,000 vehicles, over 330,000 tons of RoRo & project cargoes and 1,000,000 tons of bulk cargo.

Seagirt Marine Terminal is the Port's largest pure container facility with Evergreen and Mediterranean Shipping Company as its main customers. Seagirt is the first container terminal to operate its truck gate continuously from 7 a.m. to midnight..

Seagirt features seven 100-foot gauge (30.5 m), post-Panamax cranes which are among the most productive in the industry, averaging 35 containers an hour. Three of the cranes feature the latest dual-hoist systems, which lift two containers simultaneously to expedite the loading and discharge of the vessel.

  • Last visit to Dundalk: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 7, 2004
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