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Port of Baltimore sets new cargo record in 2016

Port of Baltimore sets new cargo record in 2016

The port of Baltimore handled 10.1 million tons of general cargo — a new record — at its public terminals in 2016, a 5 percent increase from the previous year, officials announced Tuesday.

In its first six months of welcoming larger container ships transiting the expanded Panama Canal, the port saw a nearly 10 percent increase in container volume at its terminals, due in part to a busy December in which that traffic was up 23 percent from the same month last year, said James White, executive director of the Maryland Port Administration. The first of those larger container ships, the 1,095-foot Ever Lambent from Taiwan,

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