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Leading pulp producer begins shipping through Port of Baltimore

[ March 22, 2019   //   ]

One of the world’s leading forest products manufacturers, Brazil-based Suzano Pulp and Paper, has begun shipping wood pulp through the Port of Baltimore. The contract with Suzano runs six months, and during that time, the company is expected to bring between 72,500 and 120,000 tons of pulp through the port.
Pulp is used to produce paper products such as bathroom tissue, paper towels and napkins.
“The Port of Baltimore continues to be an excellent example of Maryland being open for business,” said James J. White, executive director of the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Authority (MDOT MPA).
Recently, the MDOT MPA announced that the port’s state-owned terminals handled a record 10.9 million tons of general cargo in 2018. Of that total, 604,000 tons were paper and pulp, representing nearly 50 percent of that commodity’s U.S. market share.
Additional general cargo records were set in 2018 for containers, imported roll on/roll off machinery (farm and construction equipment), and cars and light trucks.