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Port of Baltimore sets container, auto and wood pulp records for 2013
Port of Baltimore sets container, auto and wood pulp records for 2013

The port of Baltimore handled more automobiles, cargo containers and wood pulp in 2013 than ever before, a record-setting performance despite continuing labor unrest on its public docks. Solidifying its place as the nation's No. 1 port for automobile imports and exports, the Maryland Port Administration said Tuesday that it handled 749,100 cars and trucks in 2013, up from 652,000 in 2012. The increase was due in part to newly inked contracts with auto manufacturers, including a five-year deal with Mazda announced in August. In all, the port's public marine terminals handled 9.6 million tons of cargo in 2013, matching 2012's record, but container cargo grew 1 percent to 6.4...

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