Mobile, AL (ASF Intermodal) June 28, 2016: ASF Intermodal today announced the company’s expansion into Baltimore with the opening of its 14th intermodal drayage terminal. This new location, which is the company’s first Maryland terminal, joins 13 other strategically-positioned terminals throughout the South and Midwest.
According to ASF Intermodal president Michael Smith, the company’s expansion into New Orleans is a strategic one. He states, “Baltimore is an area that we have been interested in for some time. With its positioning on the Atlantic in proximity to the Midwest and just a day’s drive away from 1/3 of the U.S. population, Baltimore is an ideal strategic fit for our regional network.”
Smith expands, “We are very enthusiastic about our expansion into Baltimore. Our customers have been asking us to expand into this market, so we are confident that there is great potential in Baltimore, both with our existing customer base and opportunities to build relationships with new customers.” He continues, “We are also excited to provide a new option for the owner-operators in this market. We are confident that they’ll find our pay structure and culture to be very appealing.”
Smith states, “The new location will begin with three employees and approximately 30 drivers, though we expect to expand rapidly.” He projects, “We expect to have up to 30 trucks operating from this location within the next twelve months, as well as additional support employees.”
Gene Burgee serves as terminal manager for the Baltimore terminal, which is located at 4800 Est Lombard Street.