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Port of Baltimore Receives Kudos from Maryland Governor Hogan

[ September 3, 2015   //   ]

Praises to the Port of Baltimore! Governor Larry Hogan offers kudos to the port for moving more cargo from its public marine terminals than in any other time in its history.

The port moved more than 9.7 million tons of general cargo and more than 808,000 20-foot containers in Fiscal Year 2015 and continues to set additional major benchmarks.

The new record marks include:

  • Most General Cargo Tons in a Fiscal Year—9,742,050 tons. General cargo includes containers, autos, roll on/roll off (farm and construction machinery), forest products and break bulk cargo.
  • Most General Cargo Tons in the first six months of a calendar year—4,881,105 tons.
  • Most TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) containers in a single month—79,644 units set in June 2015.
  • Most TEU containers in a 12-month period—808,500 units in the 12-month period ending in June 2015.

“We are committed to changing Maryland for the better and ensuring our State is open for business and nowhere is that more true than at the Port of Baltimore,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our Port continues to prove why it is one of the top producing ports in the nation.”

Last year was a record year as well for Port of Baltimore public marine terminals. In 2014 the Port saw 29.5 million tons of international cargo cross its docks at a value of nearly $53 billion.

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