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When Keith Short began delivering packages for UPS in Glen Burnie 23 years ago, he used bulky pads of paper to track parcels and pens that froze in the cold. Today, Short scans packages on and off his truck with a handheld computer that tells him what...
Talks have broken down between the union representing nearly 15,000 East Coast and Gulf longshoremen and the group representing shippers and port operators, with little more than a week to go before their contract expires. Meeting Tuesday in Newark, N.J....
Federal mediators will attempt to restart stalled contract talks between the union representing 14,500 East and Gulf coast dockworkers and the group representing their employers in an effort to avert the first strike in 35 years. A strike would clot...
Tags: Unions, American Apparel, Hampton Roads, Tampa, Work Relations
Albert C. Haeger, a veteran customhouse broker and freight forwarder who owned and operated the old William H. Masson Inc. brokerage, died Aug. 3 of pancreatic cancer at his Bel Air home. He was 85. The son of a merchant marine engineer and a homemaker,...
With the stunning end to Maryland's General Assembly, many have opined of the need to raise the gas tax in the anticipated special session ("Baltimore gets stranded," April 17). Supporters state that the "business community" overwhelmingly favors such...
WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high around 51 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 38 degrees tonight. TRAFFIC Here are today's morning traffic issues. OCCUPY BALTIMORE Follow Justin Fenton on Twitter to...
On a day expected to be the busiest in FedEx's 40-year history, Diane Maleski got to work extra early — at 4:30 a.m. That was long before the first trucks arrived from the airport bearing parcels that would be piled onto conveyor belts, sorted by...
It was just one headline among many of its kind in The Baltimore Sun during the 1980s and 1990s: "Baltimore loses round to Va." The 1995 article noted that the shipping giant Maersk Lines was ending its service between South America and the port of...
Tags: Panama, John Martin, Hampton Roads, Music, Bob McDonnell
Sun reportersGov. 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...
Sun ReporterPresident 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. Lawmakers in both parties are advancing...
Sun StaffFor executives like Tom Matte, the huge U.S. trade imbalance presents a constant shell game. A senior manager for an international auto handler, Matte must find storage space for hundreds of Hondas arriving in the bellies of hulking cargo ships from...
Tags: Christmas, Imports, Trade Balance, Bentley, China
Sun StaffState 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...
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