Roll-on, roll-off carrier Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has replaced its existing contract with the Port of Baltimore with a 30-year agreement that commits the company to serve the port through 2025.
The new contract replaces an existing 20-year contract that was due to expire in 2021.
WWL is the port’s highest-volume ro-ro carrier, and Baltimore is WWL’s highest-volume port in the Americas. The carrier has nearly 150 ship calls a year at Baltimore to pick up and deliver cargoes including autos, and heavy farm and construction machinery such as harvesters, combines, excavators, and dump trucks.
Last year the port handled handled a record 792,000 cars, and more than 861,000 tons of ro-ro cargo. According to port statistics, Baltimore ranks first among U.S. ports in autos and light trucks, farm and construction machinery, imported forest products, imported sugar and imported aluminum.