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Port of Baltimore sets record in 2018

[ March 13, 2019   //   ]

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has a big smile on his face. The state-owned public terminals at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore handled more containers, cars, construction equipment, and other types of general cargo las year than ever before. A record 10.9 million tons of general cargo was handled at the Port last
year, the third consecutive year exceeding the 10-million-ton mark.
Additionally, new individual cargo records were established for containers, cars, and imported roll on/roll off machinery. General cargo includes cars and light trucks, containers, roll on/roll off machinery (farm, mining and construction equipment), forest products (rolled paper and wood pulp), and break bulk cargo. The upsurge in cargo mirrors an increase in jobs and the economic impact of the Port noted in a recent study on the public and the private terminals’ 2017 success at the Port of Baltimore.
The 2018 surge in general cargo at the state-owned public terminals of the Port of Baltimore puts the public and private terminals combined of the Port of Baltimore on target for more records in 2018. The recent study, conducted by Martin Associates of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, shows record numbers for the public and private terminals in 2017.