In 1994, all major cargo categories - containers; automobiles, steel, farm and construction equipment, wood pulp, and other breakbulk commodities; and project cargoes, such as prefabricated buildings - recorded strong growth. Containerized cargo exports totaled 2.4 million short tons, and imports totaled 2.3 million short tons.
The center of international commerce for the region is the World Trade Center-Baltimore. It houses the Maryland Port Administration and U.S. headquarters for several major shipping lines.
Chief Exports: coal, corn, soybeans, lignite, coal coke, petroleum, and fuel oils.
Chief Imports: automobiles and small trucks, iron ore, petroleum products, gypsum, sugar, cement, bauxite, salt, crude mineral substances, fertilizer and fertilizer materials, and ferroalloys. Baltimore also continues to grow as a major distributor of imported wood pulp and paper.
July 10, 1998
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