The Georgia Ports Authority reported a record-setting haul of cargo units at the Port of Brunswick in March, an increase of 21 percent over the same month last year. The Colonel Island Terminal handled more than 77,000 units of Roll-on/Roll-off (RO/RO) cargo, in essence, cargo with wheels. This cargo is handled a little differently than normal TEU containers so certain ports specialize in RO/RO units. The number one port in the nation for RO/RO cargo is the Port of Baltimore.

For those not following the national news closely, the Port of Baltimore has been closed for three weeks now as crews work to dismantle the wreckage from the Key Bridge that collapsed when a container ship rammed into it after losing power. The diversions necessary probably did not impact the March numbers much since the collapse happened on March 26 but April numbers may see a huge increase and whether Baltimore gets back to its former numbers remains to be seen. 

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