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2022 State of the Ports in Maryland

Posted on November 21, 2022

Annual update on the engines that power global business in the region

Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Ports, as well as other experts in the trade and transportation sectors, will come together December 7th to talk about the state of Maryland’s ports.

At the 13th annual State of the Ports, Secretary Jim Ports and Ports America Chesapeake Vice President Bayard Hogans will talk about what innovative new initiatives have been implemented at the ports this year to ensure that the Mid-Atlantic retains its reputation as a global business hub.

There also will be two panel discussions to dive into topics that are top of mind for business leaders who rely on the transportation and trade sectors in order to succeed. Executives from Nexterus and EMD Sales will lead a discussion about how to overcome disruptions, mitigate risk, and build resilience in supply chains.

The issue of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector will be addressed by leaders from CSX Transportation, Hartman Executive Advisors, the Maryland Department of Transportation, and the Netherlands Embassy.

This will be the first in-person State of the Ports event since 2019, due to COVID-19. We will celebrate our reunion with wines from several embassies during the networking reception.

For more information and to register, go to

The event is hosted by the World Trade Center Institute, Ports America Chesapeake, and the Maryland Department of Transportation. Other sponsors include First National Bank, Venable, CSX Transportation, Hartman Executive Advisors, Nexterus, The Terminal Corporation, Pompeian, PNC Bank, Tradepoint Atlantic, and Collins Aerospace.

About WTCI
The World Trade Center Institute empowers people with ideas and connections so they can drive growth and global good. We focus on existing and emerging global business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic – from high school students to executives in the C-Suite – whose work touches people in the United States and countries around the world. Our network includes 3,500+ companies and hundreds of academic institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, making it the largest network of global businesses in the Mid-Atlantic. We host events, offer fellowships and curate global exchanges. For more information on WTCI, go to

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