Activity at port surges
THE Port of Baltimore recorded a near-six per cent increase in general cargo moving through its public terminals during the first nine months of this year.
According to figures released by the Maryland Port Commission, general cargo at the port's five public terminals jumped to more than four million short tonnes during the first nine months, 5.7 per cent more than in the same period last year.
The surge was spearheaded by a 6.7 per cent increase during the third quarter, the fifth consecutive quarter general cargo has increased at the port.
In the third quarter, cargo moving through the public terminals climbed to 1.34 million short tonnes, from 1.26 million tonnes during the same period last year.