Port of Baltimore Sets Record in 2019
The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore recorded another record-breaking year in 2019.
Figures released show new high marks for cargo tonnage passing through the Port’s public and private marine terminals, as well as new benchmarks for containers and the number of cars and light trucks handled. Among the highlights, the Port of Baltimore handled a new record 43.6 million tons of cargo, including more than 11 million tons of general cargo at the state-owned public terminals for the first time ever. In addition, the number of vehicles – 857,890 – ranked first among all U.S. ports in that category for the ninth consecutive year.
• Total International Cargo – 43.6 million tons at the public and private marine terminals, surpassing the previous record of 43 million tons set in 2018.
• General Cargo – 11.1 million tons at the public marine terminals, surpassing the previous record of 10.9 million tons set in 2018.
• Cars/Light Trucks – 857,890 vehicles at the public and private marine terminals, surpassing last year’s record of 850,147 vehicles.
• Containers – 657,059 units handled at the public marine terminals, surpassing last year’s record of 626,046. The Port also handled a record 1,073,749 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in 2019, surpassing the previous year’s total of 1,023,152.
In addition to providing stellar numbers for cargo and containers, 2019 included significant achievements for the Port of Baltimore involving growth, security and environmental stewardship.