Maryland Port Administration Salutes Women in Maritime Transportation

MPA Names Christina Correale of U.S. Corps of Engineers Woman of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) recently celebrated its seventh annual Women’s History Month by hosting a breakfast reception at the World Trade Center Baltimore. The event featured a panel discussion by female experts in the maritime field and the presentation of the MPA’s Woman of the Year award to Christina Correale of the U.S. Corps of Engineers.

According to M. Kathleen Broadwater, Deputy Executive Director of the Maryland Port Administration,

Featured panelist at the event included: Linda Mullins of John S. Connor Customs Broker/Freight Forwarder, Patty Luber, Atlantic Container Line, and Kathy Bregren Smith, maritime photographer and author.

Keynote speaker was Peggy Louie Chapman of the law firm of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Women’s History Month was established as a national observance in 1987 as a way to celebrate the important contributions women have made in the paid labor force. For the past five years, the MPA has recognized this occasion by honoring outstanding women in the maritime industry.

300 years old, the Port of Baltimore has consistently remained one of the top U.S. ports for several reasons. Located more than 150 miles inland, Baltimore is the closest U.S. Atlantic seaport to major mid-Western destinations and manufacturing centers. Nestled in the heart of the fifth largest, second wealthiest consumer market in the nation, Baltimore is a prime distribution location. The public terminals of the Port of Baltimore recently surpassed a brand new milestone … 8 million tons of general cargo in FY 2004.

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