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MPA Breaks Some Records in 2015

[ March 11, 2016   //   ]

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) is breaking some important records. MPA announces that 2015 was a strong year for key targeted commodities at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals.

A record number of containers and imported autos were handled while other cargos experienced very good years as approximately 9.6 million tons of general cargo crossed Baltimore’s docks, nearly matching last year’s record of 9.7 million tons.

Also, for the fifth consecutive year, more autos crossed the Port of Baltimore’s piers than at any other U.S. port.  Last year also saw the Port of Baltimore named as the most efficient port in the nation.

Here’s the data indicating international cargo records and significant accompliments of key targeted commodities:

•    Containers (public terminals) :
•    RECORD:  523,848 containers (up eight percent from 2014).
•    The previous record was 484,410 containers in 2014.

    Import Autos (public terminals):
•    RECORD:  399,618 imported cars
•    Up 20 percent from 2014’s 331,756 cars.

    Autos (public and private terminals):
•    753,265 cars (Highest among all U.S. ports for the fifth consecutive year)

    Forest Products (public terminals):
•    398,618 tons of paper handled
•    Up 20 percent from 2014’s 331,904 tons.

    Roll on/roll off (farm and construction machinery at the public terminals):
•    Port of Baltimore has the number one U.S. market share