Baltimore sets yearly tonnage record

  • US port handled record 9.55 million tonnes of general cargo in FY2013

The US Port of Baltimore’s marine terminals moved a record 9.55 million tonnes of general cargo during Fiscal Year 2013 beating its previous record of 9.33 million tonnes the previous year.

Baltimore’s ports also set consecutive monthly records for exported cars in May and June this year, after handling 22,897 and 22,997 units respectively. The previous record of 22,832 was posted in November of last year. Cargo throughput in June was also up 4.6 percent year-over-year.

“Progress is a choice, and we have made the better choices to invest in the Port of Baltimore,” said Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.

“This record-breaking progress demonstrates that the port continues to be one of Maryland’s greatest economic engines, supporting tens-of- thousands of jobs for Maryland families.”

During the 2012 calendar year, the Port of Baltimore, responsible for approximately 14,630 direct jobs for the state, handled more autos than any other US port with around 652,000 cars crossing its public and private piers.

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