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Baltimore handles record 43 million tons of international cargo in 2018


Combined the state-owned public and privately-owned marine terminals at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore handled a record 43 million tons of international cargo in 2018, topping the previous record of 40.9 million tons that stood for 44 years.
The value of the cargo passing through the port last year was also an all-time high at US$59.7 billion, breaking the previous record of $53.9 billion set in 2017, reported the American Journal of Transportation.
"The port of Baltimore continues to be a shining example of Maryland being open for business," said state Governor Larry Hogan. "Today's announcement further demonstrates the port's value as one of our leading economic engines and a generator of good-paying, family-supporting jobs for tens of thousands of Marylanders."
The 43 million tons of cargo handled in 2018 was enough to move the port up one position, making it the 11th busiest US port, and the $59.7 billion total cargo value ranked it ninth nationally.
The port's state-owned public terminals alone handled a record 10.9 million tons of general cargo last year. General cargo includes cars and light trucks, containers, roll on/roll off machinery (farm, mining and construction equipment), forest products such as rolled paper and wood pulp, and bulk cargo.

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