Port sets record in '11 imports, exports
Saturday, 11 February 2012 | 00:00
Governor Martin O'Malley has announced that the Port of Baltimore's public marine terminals continued to rebound strongly in 2011 from the recession by handling more containers and cars than last year.
Both containers and automobiles are key targeted cargo commodities for the Port.
In 2011 the port's public marine terminals made many accomplishments such as having the most containers in one year with 402,135, up 4% from 2010.
The most autos in a calendar year were also imported and exported with 446,403 coming in and exporting 166,077, about 32% higher than 2010.
The public terminals had a total of 8.88 million tons of general cargo this year, the second highest amount behind 8.96 million tons in 2008.
"The Port of Baltimore's very successful 2011 year is great news for the thousands of men and women who depend on the Port to provide for their families," said Governor O'Malley.
"Through sound infrastructure investments, forward-thinking business partnerships and long-term contracts with international shipping companies, the Port continues to recover from the challenging world economic conditions and position itself in a very good light moving forward," he said.
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