BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, cargo volume at the Port of Baltimore was up last month compared to November 2019, the Maryland Port Administration said Wednesday.

Port officials said container volumes were up 11% in November 2020 over November 2019 and general cargo volume was up 4.1%.

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Other metrics showed further improvement. General cargo volumes in November were up nearly 26% from a low point in June amid the pandemic, and automobile and light truck volume were up nearly 173% from their low point in May.

November marked the second month in a row container and general cargo volumes grew compared to last year, the port administration said.

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CBS Baltimore Staff