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  • Why Baltimore isn't Detroit

    Why Baltimore isn't Detroit
    On the surface, the similarities are striking. Two great American cities that swelled in population and wealth in the first half of the 20th century on the strength of heavy manufacturing, places where family-supporting jobs were there for the taking by...
  • Five questions for Transportation Sec'y James T. Smith Jr.

    Five questions for Transportation Sec'y James T. Smith Jr.
    Sworn in earlier this month, James T. Smith Jr. is Maryland's 13th transportation secretary. At an age when many people have begun or are contemplating retirement, Smith, 71, is taking the helm of a 10,000-employee agency that oversees highways, bridges,...
  • Coast Guard team keeps Chesapeake Bay buoys shipshape

    Coast Guard team keeps Chesapeake Bay buoys shipshape
    Thousands of traffic signals on the Chesapeake Bay from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to the entrance of the Atlantic Ocean lead cargo ship captains, commercial fishermen and recreational boaters out of harm's way. When they go on the blink,...
  • Invasive beetle found in cumin seed shipment at Baltimore port

    Invasive beetle found in cumin seed shipment at Baltimore port
    Federal officials discovered a particularly destructive type of beetle in a 55,000-pound shipment of cumin seed entering the Port of Baltimore from India on Friday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials found what were later confirmed to be...
  • Danger on the rails

     Danger on the rails
    This week, we mourn for the loss of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, the 19-year-old college students who died on a downtown Ellicott City train trestle, victims of a coal train derailment late Monday night. Theirs were promising lives cut short in a truly...
  • Coast wide contract reached between dockworkers, port operators

    The union representing 14,500 East Coast and Gulf longshoremen and the representative of 43 port operators and shipping companies completed negotiations on a six-year deal, a federal mediator announced Wednesday afternoon. The terms of the Master...
  • Port of Baltimore seeks grant to expand terminal, widen channel

    Port of Baltimore seeks grant to expand terminal, widen channel
    The port of Baltimore has applied for a $10 million federal grant — to be matched by a state grant of $19.5 million — to expand rail access and export storage at Fairfield Marine Terminal and to widen the access channel to Seagirt Marine...
  • Port of Baltimore is vulnerable to cyber attack, Brookings study says

    Port of Baltimore is vulnerable to cyber attack, Brookings study says
    U.S. commerce "would grind to a halt in a matter of days" in the aftermath of a crippling cyberattack that the nation's ports — including Baltimore — are ill-prepared for, according to a new Brookings Institution report. But port officials...
  • Port reports record six months in cargo traffic

    Port reports record six months in cargo traffic
    Cargo handling at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore reached pre-recession levels for the first half of 2012, continuing a two-year surge in traffic, state officials announced Thursday. On the strength of roll-on/roll-off, vehicle and container...
  • A loss of 'Pride'

    A loss of 'Pride'
    Reaction to the decision by Carnival Cruise Lines to leave the Port of Baltimore next year because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not agreed to its proposal to use scrubbers, instead of cleaner fuel, to meet air quality requirements breaks...
  • Carnival pulling Pride from Baltimore

    Carnival pulling Pride from Baltimore
    Carnival Cruise Lines announced plans Thursday to leave the port of Baltimore, a move that could cost the region scores of jobs and millions in economic activity generated by big-spending passengers and businesses servicing the ships. The Miami-based...
  • Port officials looking to replace Pride

    Port officials looking to replace Pride
    Still smarting from news that half of Baltimore's lucrative cruise business is headed south next year, the state's ports chief said Friday that officials are already working on replacing the Carnival Pride. Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday...