2017 State of the Ports – Maryland State of the Ports

The Maryland
State of the Ports
World Trade Center Institute

At the 2017 State of the Ports, WTCI members, Board of Directors, and the port community got the  latest port news directly from Maryland’s Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jim Ports while sampling wines from around the world.


3:30 Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Introducing Blockchain Technology to Global Supply Chain -Hear directly from IBM and Maersk as they introduce the first industry-wide cross-border supply chain solution on blockchain. Global trade digitization through blockchain technology is estimated to benefit the shipping process through efficiency and productivity gains, ultimately decreasing fraud and reducing waste and cost. Featuring

  • Don Fenhagen, Partner & Senior Location Executive, IBM
  • Annette Mueller, Key Client Manager, Maersk
  • Tom Regnante, Senior VP, Chase

The Impact of the Offshore Wind Industry on Maryland’s Ports – Earlier this year, Maryland Public Service Commission approved two offshore wind projects. These projects, valued at more than $2 billion will be the largest offshore wind farms in the country and will put Maryland into the center of the domestic offshore wind industry. At this session attendees will learn about the many opportunities surrounding this program – which in addition to saving thousands of pounds of CO2 emissions, is estimated to create more than 5,000 jobs and countless business opportunities. Featuring: 

  • Jeff Keever, Business Development, Host Terminals
  • Marissa Gillett, Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Maryland Public Service Commission
  • Sam Beirne, Wind and Water Program Manager, Maryland Energy Administration
  • Paul Murphy, VP of Operations and Engineering, Deepwater Wind

4:30 Embassy Wine Tasting
5:30 WTCI Highlights and Tribute-Toast to Helen Bentley

Deb Kielty, President, World Trade Center Institute
Harold Adams, Chairman Emeritus, RTKL; President, HLA, LLC

5:45 State of the Ports Address

Jim Ports, Deputy Secretary of Transportation

6:00 Embassy Wine Tasting
6:45 Raffle


State of the Ports 2017 Sponsors

Featuring Wines From

Companies in Attendance

Absolute Worldwide Logistics, Inc
Abt Associates
Access World
Advantage Engineers
Alliance Engineering, Inc.
America-Georgia Business Council
American Roll On Roll Off Carrier
Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corporation
Armory5, Inc.
Association of Maryland Pilots
Ausley Associates, Inc.
Ayers Saint Gross
Bahri Logistics
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Bank of America Corporation
Barcoding Inc.
BioHealth Innovation
Brand Marketing Organization World Wines
British Embassy
BWI Airport
BWI Business Partnership, Inc.
Cameron LLP
Central Japan Railway Company
Century Engineering
Chase Brexton Health Services
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Commodity Services and Solutions
Communications Electronics
Community College of Baltimore County
Computer Frontiers, inc.
Constellation Energy Group, inc.
Corman Marine Construction, inc.
Corvedia, Inc
COSCO Container Lines
Crosby Corporation
Cuba Life Travels, LLC
DB Schenker
Deepwater Wind
Direct Chassis Link Inc.
Domino Sugar
Eastland Food
Ellicott Dredges, LLC
Embassy of Argentina

Embassy of Brazil
Embassy of Georgia
Embassy of Hungary
Embassy of Japan
Embassy of Peru
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
Evergreen Shipping Agency Corporation
FDA Imports
First National Bank
Fogo de Chao
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Greenfield Law, LLC
Guarachi Wine Partners
Harbor Designs and Manufacturing
Host Terminals
iJET International
Inscite Consulting LLC
Integrity Commercial Funding
International SOS Assistance, Inc.
John S. Connor, Inc.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
JP Morgan Chase Bank
KCI Technologies, inc.
Kelly & Associates
Knorr Brake Corporation
Lang Strategies LLC
Lanterna Distributors, inc.
Lord Baltimore Hotel
M&T Bank
Marcus & Millichap
Maryland Aviation Administration
Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Chambers of Commerce
Maryland Department of Commerce
Maryland Department of Transportation
Maryland Energy Administration
Maryland Environmental Service
Maryland New Directions
Maryland Port Administration
Maryland Public Service Commission
MidAtlantic Farm Credit
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Mind Over Machines, Inc
Murphy PA

Niles, Barton & Wilmer LLP
Flanigan & Sons Inc
Pasha Distribution Services
Picorp, Inc. Baltimore
Planit Agency
Pompeian Olive Oil
Ports America Chesapeake
Productiv, Inc
Redgate Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Regional Manufacturing Institute
Rockwell Collins
Royal Rabbit Vineyards
Ruxton Services, LLC
SC&H Group
Semmes, Bowen & Semmes
Southwest Airlines
Startup Maryland
Strategic Factory
Suntrust Bank
Taylor Northeast, Inc.
TD Bank
Terminal Corporation
The Classic Catering People
The Cordish Companies
The Urban Winery
Thunderbolt Global Logistics, LLC
Towson University
Trade River USA
U.S. Export Assistance Center Baltimore
University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland University College
Vinicola Salton
Volvo Group Trucks
Wells Fargo
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
XPO Logistics
ZBest Limousine Services
Zephyr Environmental Corporation