| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Marylanders have been rushing to buy guns at a rate of 1,000 a day over the past two weeks, hastening the pace of an unprecedented surge in gun sales.
More than 102,000 gun purchase applications have been submitted so far this year — twice the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:00 PM
They are the handmaidens of the port of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay as they scurry to and fro with all manner of arriving and departing ships and barges lashed to them.
Their work goes on despite the weather and respects no clock or holiday. Because...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Cruise traffic at the port of Baltimore last year dipped slightly from 2011, snapping a four-year string of increases.
Port officials said Wednesday that 240,676 people sailed on 100 cruises out of Baltimore, the second-highest count since year-round...
| Mar 16, 2013
Seven years after opening the South Locust Point cruise ship berth and terminal, Maryland port officials have a problem: capacity, as in, not enough.
Without expansion, the record-breaking annual statistics will plateau at about 100 cruises and 241,000...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship returned to the Port of Baltimore Friday after undergoing a $48 million renovation.
The ship, which replaces the Enchantment of the Seas, arrived early Friday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a...
| 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...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Bang Warren dismissed the pounding on her cabin door early Monday morning as "children playing a prank." Then a horn blared and she heard people running through the halls of the Grandeur of the Seas
A fire had broken out in the early morning hours...
| 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 12, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The port of Baltimore's cruise business was made whole Friday morning, when Grandeur of the Seas began loading passengers for its first ocean voyage since a fire put the vessel in dry dock more than six weeks ago.
Despite gray skies and precipitation...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:21 PM
The inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service is urging the agency to take a cue from the port of Baltimore and expand its partnerships with private businesses to cut costs and modernize its infrastructure.
In a report released last month, Inspector...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Two years after the Obama administration relaunched an effort to get rid of surplus federal buildings, almost all of the excess property identified in Maryland remains in government hands, a review by The Baltimore Sun has found.
Red tape, lack of...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:32 PM
The Maryland Port Administration wants to build an auto terminal at the former Sparrows Point steel mill in the next few years, speeding plans to bring jobs to an area hungry for them.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has endorsed the plan, but...