Ports Handle Major Shipments

When 96 flatcars rolled into the Dundalk Marine Terminal with a cargo of 89 carloads of John Deere combines, and seven flatcars of Case combines, the train stretched over one mile. At 6,048 feet, it was the largest rail shipment in the history of the port.

Further north at Albany, NY, that port received its first shipment of Italian-manufactured, coated pipe for use in the construction of the Millennium Pipeline. The Port of Albany will receive over 60,000 tons of materials that will be used in the largest energy project in New York state in the last decade. The 186-mile Millennium Pipeline will extend from Corning, NY to Ramapo, NY. Construction will begin later in 2007 and the pipeline is expected to be operational in late 2008.

The 40-foot lengths of 30-inch diameter pipe are expected to arrive on 12 ships over the next year.

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