February 5, 2018: Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s state-owned public marine terminals set a new cargo record in 2017 for handling 10.7 million tonnes of general cargo, mostly comprising automobiles.
Last year, the port handled more containers and autos than ever. It was the second consecutive year that the port handled over 10 million tonnes of general cargo.
General cargo included autos and light trucks, containers, roll on/roll off (farm, mining and construction equipment), forest products (rolled paper and wood pulp) and breakbulk cargo.
“There has been no better example of Maryland being open for business than the Port of Baltimore,” said Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland.
“Our administration will continue to make necessary investments in the port to help this vital asset grow and succeed. As one of our leading economic growth engines, the port generates jobs for thousands of Marylanders, and will continue to create more economic activities as its cargo operation continues to expand,” said Hogan.
Recently, the Port of Baltimore was named the fourth fastest-growing port in North America, and was recognised as one of the most efficient container ports.