The port's public and private terminals moved 652,000 vehicles last year, up 18 percent from 2011. Roll on/roll off cargo, consisting of farm and construction machinery, was up 16 percent to 1.09 million tons. General cargo at the public terminals was 9.59 million tons, an increase of eight percent over 2011 and beating the old mark of 8.96 million tons set in 2008.
In a statement, Gov.
"The port has successfully withstood a challenging economy and has outperformed many other major U.S. ports thanks to shrewd infrastructure investments, unique job-creating business partnerships, and long-term contracts with major international shipping companies," O'Malley said.
Combined, the port's public and private marine terminals reported 36.8 million tons of cargo crossed their docks last year, with a total dollar value of $54 billion. That amount was a record and placed Baltimore ninth nationally for dollar value of foreign cargo.