Sun coverage: Port of Baltimore
Recent news on waterfront business.
2:07 PM EDT, May 24, 2013
Lewis E. Porter, a retired civil engineer who during his more than four-decade career designed roads and highways for the Baltimore County Department of Public Works, died May 18 from mesothelioma at his Wiltondale home. He was 75.
5:58 PM EST, February 11, 2014
Dr. Harry P. Porter, a retired Baltimore otolaryngologist who was known as a clinician who had a warm bedside manner, died Thursday of heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 96.
2:41 PM EDT, August 19, 2013
Elaine N. Porter, a homemaker and award-winning quilter, died Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at her Lutherville home. She was 87.
5:36 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
Thanks to the tenacity of a director and a talented cast, fans of Cole Porter can get to know the composer's 1937 musical, "You Never Know," currently getting first-rate treatment at Prince George's Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse.
March 6, 2006
President Bush is coming under growing pressure to toughen the government's scrutiny of future transactions, as the furor continues over an Arab firm's purchase of some U.S. port operations, including in Baltimore.
August 10, 2005
The port of Baltimore is asking the state Board of Public Works to approve a $5.5 million contract to design and install a camera system that would allow security officials to remotely monitor the port's fences, terminals, gates and piers.
February 21, 2006
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday that he was concerned that a state-owned company in the United Arab Emirates could gain control of some operations at the port of Baltimore - the highest-ranking Maryland official to weigh in on what has ballooned into a major national political issue over port security.
September 14, 2005
Baltimore and its port will share about $1 million in security money from the Department of Homeland Security, agency officials said yesterday, although they couldn't immediately say where it would be used.
August 11, 2005
The Maryland Board of Public Works approved nearly $6 million in security upgrades for the port of Baltimore yesterday, despite worries from the governor and state treasurer about whether a new security camera system would be adequate.
August 4, 2005
A peninsula in South Baltimore that was the site of asphalt refining and storage for decades could, within the next year, become a hub for the type of businesses that are increasingly being squeezed from the shores of Baltimore.
July 19, 2005
WASHINGTON -- President Bush plans to use the port of Baltimore as a backdrop tomorrow for a speech calling on Congress to extend provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the post-9/11 law that grants the government broad powers to fight terrorism.
May 4, 2005
State officials promised a new era of cooperation in announcing the appointment yesterday of F. Brooks Royster III as director of the port of Baltimore, but the longtime maritime industry executive comes into the job mindful of the messy public spat that forced the departure of his predecessor this year.
July 12, 2005
The chairman of a key legislative panel said yesterday that he will conduct a hearing into security shortcomings at the port of Baltimore, while a top Maryland transportation official said the state would tighten some procedures at the terminals it owns.
July 10, 2005
The port of Baltimore - the nation's eighth-largest - suffers from significant security shortcomings, including gaps in fences, unattended gates, alarms and camera systems that don't work or exist, and insufficient police patrols on land and sea, according to interviews with port police officers, eyewitness inspections and state documents.
July 10, 2005
Post-Sept. 11 security projects
June 3, 2005
With fears persisting that seaports are among the most vulnerable avenues for dangerous weapons to enter the country, and growing criticism of efforts to protect the borders, the port of Baltimore highlighted yesterday a piece of equipment that experts say can help.
June 23, 2005
In an effort to protect the world's commerce from thieves and terrorists, a group of agents charged with protecting international borders is set to approve new rules tomorrow that government and corporate trading partners can voluntarily adopt.
June 1, 2005
After a messy, public battle for power at the port of Baltimore ended with the resignation of its chief executive this year, frustrated lawmakers and port interests urgently debated how to separate politics and waterfront business.
June 22, 2005
Paper workers on strike in Finland for more than a month have caused people there to fear for their stock of toilet paper. And while the ripples from their lack of rolls have not crossed the Atlantic, a prolonged labor dispute could affect the second-most popular kind of paper in U.S. bathrooms.
May 28, 2005
Under orders from the Coast Guard, the Maryland Port Administration is tightening its procedures for allowing access to its Baltimore marine terminals - barring even high state officials from entering without an identity check.
May 14, 2005
Close to 2,000 people filed up a ramp from a converted cargo shed to the Grandeur of the Seas yesterday, the initial crop of passengers on the first cruise ship of the season in Baltimore.
April 14, 2005
For executives like Tom Matte, the huge U.S. trade imbalance presents a constant shell game.