BALTIMORE (WJZ) — For the first time ever, Baltimore’s port saw more than 11 million tons of cargo pass through its terminals in the last fiscal year, breaking the record set in the previous fiscal year, the state’s port administration said Monday.
Administration officials said the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore saw 11,001,234 tons of cargo in fiscal year 2019, an increase of nearly 32,000 tons from fiscal 2018.READ MORE: Colin Powell, Military Leader And First Black US Secretary Of State, Dies After Complications From COVID-19
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The port also broke its previous record for the most cargo in a quarter. From April to June 2019, the port handled 2,873,392 cargo tons.
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Baltimore’s port is ranked 11th overall among major U.S. ports for cargo handled, the administration said.