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PORT REPORT - 2017
Breakbulk
2017 saw a slight increase for breakbulk cargo at the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals. Much of this was due
to the natural gas pipeline projects and heat recovery steam generator market. As natural gas continues to gain traction as a main source of electricity, this market should see additional increases in 2018.
The public terminals have made significant inroads in recent years with other breakbulk cargos, including wind turbines, transformers, locomotives, and refinery and energy production equipment. Two heavy lift cranes and enhanced on-dock rail capabilities allow direct discharge on and off a ship.
Dundalk Marine Terminal upgraded another direct to rail berth that includes upgraded weight to axle capabilities. Dundalk sports three heavy lift pads with a capacity of
32.5 tons per axle per pad, which will help the Port handle heavier loads.
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200,000(t)
160,000(t)
120,000(t)
80,000(t)
40,000(t)
0
BREAKBULK/BULK
2017: 173,669 Tons 2016: 161,217 Tons PERCENT CHANGE: +7.72%
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