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Port of Baltimore Strengthens Security

[ August 10, 2020   //   ]

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration was awarded $1,158,589 in the most recent round of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program. The funding is designated to strengthen cyber security initiatives and closed-circuit television (CCTV) capabilities at the state-owned, public marine terminals of the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.

For 11 consecutive years, the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals have received a top rating on an annual security assessment conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Port of Baltimore was also recognized earlier this year by Security magazine in its listing of top U.S. sea and airports for ongoing security programs and initiatives.

“Security is an essential part of day-to-day operations at the Port of Baltimore, and is critical for our workers and customers,” said MDOT Transportation Secretary Greg Slater. “Maryland’s recovery will depend on a vibrant port, and our focus on security gives clients confidence that Maryland is not only open for business, but is a secure place to conduct business.”

“The Port of Baltimore already has a stellar reputation in the maritime industry for its security program, and this grant will help us make it even better,” MDOT MPA Executive Director Bill Doyle said. “This grant reflects FEMA’s confidence in our security initiatives, and we appreciate that support.”