FedEx Ground Plans Distribution Hub In Baltimore, Maryland
The distribution facility will be located at Sparrows Point in Southeastern Baltimore County, a 3,100-acre site that was formerly a Bethlehem Steel manufacturing plant and is in the process of becoming a major east coast logistics, manufacturing, and transportation hub. The FedEx Ground facility is being built on 50 acres ground leased to developer Scannell Properties, which is developing the distribution facility for FedEx.
The new facility, scheduled to open in August 2017, is part of FedEx Ground’s ongoing nationwide network expansion plan that has resulted in the addition of 11 major hubs and the expansion of 500 other facilities since 2005.The new distribution facility will join two existing FedEx Ground stations in White Marsh and Halethorpe, enabling the company to continue to meet and exceed customer demands in the Baltimore area. At opening the facility is expected to employ about 150 combined full- and part-time employees with further workforce additions planned as necessary to support increased demand for service in the area.
“As evidenced by our record holiday shipping season, our company is growing,” said Kevin Koken, Vice President of Eastern region operations for FedEx Ground. “This new facility will help us meet the increasing demand for our services, which is largely fueled by the surge in e-commerce – not only during the holiday season, but throughout the year.”
“FedEx is the first of many global companies that will set up operations at the new tri-modal port facility at Tradepoint Atlantic. Having such a prestigious tenant sign a long term lease at the site demonstrates the economic impact Tradepoint Atlantic will have for the region,” said Michael Moore, CEO of Tradepoint Atlantic. “As we continue to bring jobs and redevelop the site, we will be known as the premier facility on the eastern seaboard and a true world-class center for business and trade.”
“We are excited to have FedEx Ground as a tenant and will partner closely with them as they finalize plans for their state-of-the-art distribution facility,” said Roberto Perez of Hilco Global and David Watson of Redwood Capital Investments. “We are committed to building a site that will continue to attract top-tier companies and make Tradepoint Atlantic the center of the region’s economy for years to come.”
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