The state of Maryland will break ground this summer on a 100,000-square-foot warehouse at South Locust Point Marine Terminal, Gov. Parris N. Glendening said yesterday.
The $8 million warehouse will be used as storage for Wilhelmsen Lines USA Inc., a construction and industrial equipment shipping company, Glendening told the Baltimore Propeller Club.
"We want to make sure we continue to build up the port so it can remain competitive," Glendening said.
The warehouse, which should be completed next year, will be built and owned by the state and leased to Wilhelmsen. The terms have not been determined, said Linda Jordan, spokeswoman for the Maryland Port Administration.
"Wilhelmsen Lines is a very important port customer, and the state saw it necessary to facilitate its growth," Jordan said.
The company will consolidate its shipping activities from other port of Baltimore terminals at the South Locust Point terminal, said John Speakman, the company's vice president and general manager.
Wilhelmsen ships about 220,000 tons of cargo a year, he said.
Pub Date: 5/13/98