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  • Marylanders flock to buy guns at rate of 1,000 a day

    Marylanders flock to buy guns at rate of 1,000 a day
    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...
  • Back Story: Tugboats are 'workhorses' of the port

    Back Story: Tugboats are 'workhorses' of the port
    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...
  • Port cruise ship traffic dips slightly in 2012

    Port cruise ship traffic dips slightly in 2012
    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...
  • After record growth, Maryland cruise terminal at capacity

    After record growth, Maryland cruise terminal at capacity
    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...
  • Cruise ship returns to Baltimore after $48 million renovation

    Cruise ship returns to Baltimore after $48 million renovation
    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...
  • 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...
  • Cruise canceled after fire aboard Royal Caribbean ship

    Cruise canceled after fire aboard Royal Caribbean ship
    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...
  • 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...
  • Grandeur returns to Baltimore after fire damage cancels six trips

    Grandeur returns to Baltimore after fire damage cancels six trips
    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...
  • Postal Service told to work more with business

    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...
  • Federal government struggles to unload surplus property

    Federal government struggles to unload surplus property
    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...
  • Port wants to build auto terminal at Sparrows Point

    Port wants to build auto terminal at Sparrows Point
    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...