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BMW Relocates-Establishes Tradepoint Atlantic, Maryland, Distribution Hub

German automaker BMW is relocating its Port of Baltimore vehicle distribution center from the state's Dundalk Marine Terminal to the75,000-square foot facility at Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,300 acre industrial site in Sparrows Point, Maryland. The company expects to create 60 full-time jobs on-site.

According to Tradepoint Atlantic BMW of North America will open a 35 acre vehicle distribution center, which will nearly double the size of its current facility. BMW will continue to operate at the Dundalk through September as the carrier transitions to Tradepoint.

“BMW has long considered the US our second home and has continually invested in our business here for almost 50 years,” said Claus Eberhart, BMW vice president. “This new larger vehicle distribution center will enable us to improve the time it takes to process and distribute imported vehicles to dealers, and ultimately shorten delivery times, supporting our goal to provide the best customer service experience.”

Construction on the new facility is already underway and is expected to be completed in September of this year. The work will include a ground-up reimaging of the space which will result in a new state-of-the-art processing center built to BMW’s specifications.

“Tradepoint Atlantic continues to bring world-class companies to their world-class site and we couldn’t be more excited to see BMW establish an even stronger foothold in Maryland,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our administration will continue to make increasing business at the Port of Baltimore a top priority and it is clear those efforts are paying huge dividends. This vehicle distribution center is a huge win for the state, the county, and all the hard-working Marylanders looking for strong employment opportunities just like this.”

The Tradepoint Atlantic Center will enable BMW to serve 126 dealers in the east and central US and has capacity to process 100,000 vehicles annually. Vehicle inspections and repairs will also be performed at the site.

“BMW has an incredible record of operating in Maryland and Tradepoint Atlantic is proud to play an integral role in their expansion within the Port of Baltimore,” said Kerry Doyle, Managing Director for Tradepoint Atlantic. “Our global logistics facility was purpose-built to accommodate this exact kind of business and industry and we know this vehicle distribution center will result in significant supply chain advantages for BMW. The combination of BMW’s world class brand and Tradepoint Atlantic’s connectivity to key east coast markets is a perfect match. We celebrate and welcome BMW and look forward to many years of growth.”

The Tradepoint Atlantic Terminal location provides several logistical advantages, access to deep water berths, and proximity to rail and highway transportation. The facility itself will be built on the site of a repurposed integrated steel mill, and include an active recycling and waste management program, which both aligns with BMW Group’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and further contributes to local sustainability.

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