Vice President Joe Biden appeared to award the Port of Baltimore a $10 million grant.
Much of the money will be spent widening and straightening the shipping channel into the port to accommodate super-sized freighters navigating the expanded Panama Canal.
"The Port of Baltimore is going to continue to send ships out over the horizon, but it’s not just Baltimore. The rest of the country has got to catch up with you," Biden said. "The rest of the East Coast has got to catch up with you because the opportunities are immense."