Baltimore sets record for most containers moved from a single ship
THE Port of Baltimore set a record at the Seagirt Marine Terminal for the most ever container moved from a single ship, with the 13,000-TEU Maersk Edinburgh having a total of 6,000 container moves in four days, reports Fort Lauderdale's Maritime Executive
21 March 2021 - 19:00
The previous high mark was 5,536 moves, also from the Maersk Edinburgh in August 2020.
Container volume at the Port of Baltimore was up 12 per cent compared to low points last spring, and up six per cent compared to December 2019.
The volume increases are largely due to 13 ad hoc ship calls, or extra loaders, which added to the port's schedule since mid-July by contributing 18,000 TEU to the volume.
'E-commerce continues to be a driving factor in our recovery. The Port of Baltimore is surrounded by many of the region's distribution, fulfillment, and sorting centres. With consumers making more online purchases during the pandemic, that's resulting in strong container gains for us,' said Maryland Department of Transportation executive director William Doyle.
A container repair depot operated by Ports America Chesapeake was recently relocated to provide additional space for container handling at the dock and improve overall operational efficiencies for truckers.
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