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FOREST PRODUCTS – PAPER
2017: 477,672 Tons 2016: 519,744 Tons PERCENT CHANGE: -8.09%
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FOREST PRODUCTS – PULP
2017: 191,196 Tons 2016: 229,545 Tons PERCENT CHANGE: -16.71%
Forest Products
Though both paper and wood pulp saw decreases in 2017, the Port of Baltimore is well positioned to turn that around.
Port customer Metsä Board of Finland opened a new paper mill in Sweden in 2016, which started to bring additional volume to Baltimore in 2017. The new mill manufactures folding box boards for use in the food packaging industry, which is a new product line for the Port. With the increase in online shopping, there is also a greater demand for packaging material.
The Port of Baltimore is fortunate to have the services of one of the top international forest product manufacturers, UPM of Finland, which is in year two of a 10-year contract.
As a longtime national leader in forest products, Baltimore offers its customers outstanding facilities, including state-of- the-art warehouses. Add to that operational efficiencies, deep water, a proximity to large consumer groups and a reputation for damage-free handling, and Baltimore continues to be a very strong player in this market.
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