Tradepoint Atlantic, a warehousing and transportation center in Baltimore, said logistics company Pasha Group has agreed to lease space at the facility to process global automotive shipments.
Pasha, which operates trucking and ocean freight services, is the latest transport business to occupy space at a 3,100-acre facility that once housed the Sparrows Point steel mill. Today, the facility is being developed to take advantage of direct rail, ocean and highway access.
“Supported by a new purpose-built auto terminal, modern rail-loading facilities and direct access to both CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads, Pasha is positioned to help bring significant economic opportunity, including new jobs to the community,” the statement from Tradepoint said.
The initial lease is for 21 acres with the prospect of expanding to 150 acres. The first vessel call is slated for July.
FedEx Corp.’s Ground unit also has agreed to build a facility at Tradepoint.
“Pasha has long sought the ideal location in the Mid-Atlantic to set up a scalable [roll on-roll off] facility and has operated regionally for many years,” said John Pasha, senior vice president of Pasha Automotive Services.
Baltimore’s port handled 753,265 vehicles last year, tops among U.S. ports, according to the Tradepoint statement.