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Six-month deal with Brazilian company could yield up to 120,000 tons of wood pulp shipments through port of Baltimore

Six-month deal with Brazilian company could yield up to 120,000 tons of wood pulp shipments through port of Baltimore

The Maryland Port Administration has signed a six-month contract with Brazil-based forestry giant Suzano Pulp and Paper to ship the company’s pulp through the port’s state-owned terminals — a deal that could yield as much as 120,000 tons of wood pulp, officials announced Thursday.

The deal follows a 63 percent drop in the volume of paper pulp shipments through the state-owned terminals last year, after Maryland lost business to Rukert Terminals Corp., a privately owned Baltimore port terminal. The 604,000 tons of rolled paper and pulp that crossed the public...

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