Cargo Volume Up 10 Percent at Baltimore

Cargo Volume Up 10 Percent at Baltimore

The Port of Baltimore handled 7.2 million tons of general cargo at its public marine terminas in the first nine months of 2012, up 10 percent from a year earlier, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday.

The port moved nearly 30 million tons of foreign commerce in the January-September period, up 6 percent year-over-year.

The outlook for the port is positive because of continued cargo business success, a new 50-foot-deep container berth and new supersized cranes, O’Malley said.