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Another Record Year at Port of Baltimore

[ February 7, 2018   //   ]

Last year was a record year of business for the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s state-owned public marine terminals. In 2017, the Port handled more containers and autos than any time in its history. The Port also set a new record by handling 10.7 million tons of general cargo from its public marine terminals, the second consecutive year for more than 10 million tons of general cargo. General cargo includes autos and light trucks, containers, roll on/roll off (farm, mining and construction equipment), forest products (rolled paper and wood pulp) and breakbulk cargo.

“There has been no better example of Maryland being open for business than the Port of Baltimore,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our administration will continue to make the necessary investments in the Port to help this vital asset grow and succeed. As one of our leading economic engines, the Port generates good-paying, family-supporting jobs for tens of thousands of Marylanders, and will create even more jobs and economic activity as its cargo operation continues to expand.”