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Double stacking key to Port of Baltimore's future

Double stacking key to Port of Baltimore's future

Despite dredging a 50-foot channel and having a large public-private investment in the Seagirt Marine Terminal to provide a 50-foot berth and super-sized Panamax container cranes, more has to be done so the Port of Baltimore can compete with the top container ports in the world. For years, it has been at a major competitive disadvantage due to the inability to stack shipping containers two-high on trains heading out of the city, a practice known as "double-stacking."

The Howard Street Tunnel was built in the 1890s by the B&O Railroad to provide a direct rail route through Baltimore City, rather than going around it. The north opening of the tunnel is near the Mount...

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