The volume of containers handled by the Port of Baltimore in July jumped 15.2 percent to 61,933 20-foot-equivalent units, up from 53,781 TEUs in June.
Container throughput in July was up 11.9 percent from the same month last year, when throughput reached 52,578 TEUs.
Baltimore’s public marine terminals handled 853,818 tons of general cargo in July, setting a new record for most cargo tons in one month and eclipsing the previous record of 852,522 tons set in April. General cargo includes containerized goods, autos, forest products, and roll-on, roll-off equipment.
General cargo in July was up 24 percent from June. Through the first seven months of 2012, general cargo tonnage was 11 percent year-over-year.
Among individual commodities for the year to date, roll-on, roll-off cargo tonnage is up 32 percent, auto units are up 22 percent, containers are up 8 percent, and wood pulp is up 2 percent.