BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says the Port of Baltimore has set a new record for its handling of container traffic.

The port’s public marine terminals handled the equivalent of about 632,480 full-size containers for a 12-month period beginning in April 2010 and ending March 31. The previous 12-month record was between February 2006 and January 2007 when the port handled the equivalent of about 629,605 containers.

O’Malley on Thursday attributed the increase to improved economic conditions and the port’s successful handling of long-term container contracts with major lines. He said the container business also was bolstered by a new direct container shipping service to the Far East.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (8)
  1. sheriff willie says:

    The Cartels are shipping drugs into Baltimore by container now. Hat’s off to Casa De Maryland. I want to know with this success, why do we need in state tuition paid for these monkey’s? Let the Cartels of Mexico pay it.

  2. Carole says:

    Dear Sheriff, Are you aware that Mexico is not part of the Far East?

    1. sheriff willie says:

      Carole, Are you aware of the Mexican Cartels & their uncanny ways of doing business?

      1. Carole says:

        Dear Sheriff, I guess you missed the point of the article.

  3. Doug says:

    Gee,wondering if my pot is in one of those container.
    Or will the UPS man have it ?

  4. mike says:

    sherrif willie is nothing more then a troll

  5. Sheriff willie says:

    Mike, A troll? My my, if you can’t say anything nice about me then please STFU & SMD!

  6. mike brooks says:

    Very encouraging news for shipping containers sales

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