If you have a business that provides physical products, you probably need warehousing services to help get your products to your market without the expense of a network of warehouses of your own. After all, the faster you can get your products sold and shipped, the more profit you can make. Luckily, warehousing services are available around the country to serve your needs and get your products delivered quickly.
One reason to keep warehousing services close to your business is the ability to visit often and ensure steady and reliable communications. InsightQuote studies the top places companies search for warehousing and fulfillment services, and realize that most searches depend specifically on locations, and on the services available. Here, we will take a look at what is available in Maryland.
Warehousing services in Maryland are abundant and convenient to most areas of the Mid-Atlantic, making the state ideal for warehousing products. This is true whether those products just arrived via the Port of Baltimore for shipment along the East Coast, if being prepared for loading and export, or you simply need a good midpoint to ship to your customers from in the region. No matter what type of warehousing services you need, you will find plenty to choose from in Maryland.
The Baltimore area is a part of the Northeast Megalopolis, which includes Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Also called the Boston-Washington Corridor, this is the most highly urbanized area of the United States, and nearly 20 percent of the population lives within the area. This is one of the reasons there are so many warehousing and logistics companies in the area as well.
Because the Port of Baltimore sees over $50 billion worth of foreign commerce (imports and exports) each year, lots of warehousing is available in Baltimore and the towns surrounding it.
The Port of Baltimore website offers a directory of warehousing and distribution services. Currently, the port’s website has 47 listings on their directory, with the vast majority being in the city of Baltimore or in the surrounding towns and smaller cities. These range from Savage, Indian Head, Upper Marlboro, Elkridge and Hanover to mention a few.
Services offered on the Port of Baltimore directory run the full gamut from auto, truck and heavy equipment, public cold storage, consolidation and packaging, warehousing and fulfillment, export boxing, container and flatrack loading, and even shrink wrapping. Most services you could desire in warehousing and shipping for your business are available. The easy port access from warehousing in the Baltimore area gives a business access to a huge market.
Further from the coast, warehouse space and services are available in Rockville, Maryland. Rockville offers easy access to Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia from its location near I-270.
Like Rockville, Hagerstown is further west than Baltimore and away from its ports. It has a great location, at the junction of three major interstates, Interstates 70 and 68 running east-west, and Interstate 81 which runs north-south. Hagerstown is on the border of West Virginia, which adds easy access to that state as well as much of Pennsylvania.
Brandywine, located in Prince George’s County, is just south of Joint Base Andrews and the 495 beltway around Washington, D.C. Warehousing in this area would allow quick access and delivery and shipments from or to the District of Columbia, and points in southern Virginia, like Quantico, Manassas and Fredericksburg.
Great warehousing services are important for manufacturers, distributors, importers and exporters alike. No matter what business model you have, if you need help with shipping and logistics, contacting us at InsightQuote will help you connect with well-screened warehousing services and fulfillment companies. Hiring the best help to handle your products and your customers makes perfect sense, and builds and improves your reputation.