Lawmakers in Montgomery County are proposing legislation that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers.
The Port of Baltimore set records for handling some commodities in 2013.
Baltimore is seriously considering a ban on Styrofoam cups and containers. The goal is less litter on land and in the water.
There will be no strike at the Port of Baltimore this weekend. Hundreds of workers threatened the action, which would have had a major impact on one of Maryland’s vital economic engines.
Officials say public terminals at the Port of Baltimore’s set records last year in handling of vehicles, containers and wood pulp.
Containers and cars are continuing to come off ships at the Port of Baltimore, but shippers are taking precautions as Hurricane Irene approaches.