| Jul 20, 2013
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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:01 PM
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,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:18 PM
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,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:22 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2013
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:36 PM
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.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:49 PM
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...