Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Crane Simulator Trains Baltimore Longshoremen Without Disrupting Dock Operations

Port of Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore bought a $500,000 simulator this year to train crane operators at the Port of Baltimore without affecting the day-to-day loading and unloading of cargo.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Baltimore Sets Record for TEUs in a Month

Port of Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Port of Baltimore continues to reach milestones, this time setting a monthly record in July when the facility handled 98,529 20-foot-equivalent containers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 30, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Proposal Advances to Deposit Port of Baltimore Dredge Spoils on Chesapeake Bay’s Barren, James Islands

Port of Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A proposal is advancing to deposit dredge spoils from the Port of Baltimore onto two eroding Chesapeake Bay islands.

Scott Dance | The Baltimore Sun
August 23, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Maryland, CSX and Port of Baltimore Cooperate to Rebuild Critical Tunnel

Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore A CSX Transportation inspection train carrying Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan emerges from the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore on Oct. 24, 2016. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

The Port of Baltimore and officials for the state of Maryland as well as railroad CSX Corp. are seeking federal help to rebuild the nearly 125-year-old Howard Street Tunnel, which, they say, is symptomatic of the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and is significantly slowing freight traffic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 17, 2019
Business, Logistics

Baltimore’s Tradepoint Atlantic Intermodal Facility Transforms Old Bethlehem Steel Site

Tradepoint Atlantic's Sparrow’s Point Warehouse Tradepoint Atlantic's Sparrow’s Point Warehouse in Baltimore by Dan Ronan/Transport Topics.

In 2014, Tradepoint Atlantic bought the waterfront Sparrows Point in Baltimore site for a bargain-basement price of $110 million. It’s now being turned into what will be more than a $2 billion multimodal facility serving the East Coast and Midwest.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 6, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port of Baltimore Welcomes Its Largest Cargo Ship

Evergreen Line’s containership Triton at the Port of Baltimore Evergreen Line's Triton, a Neopanamax ship, is 1,210 feet long, the length of nearly four football fields. If stood on its end, it would reach 90 stories high. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

Towering over the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal, Evergreen Line’s containership Triton arrived in the predawn hours of May 24 after navigating the Chesapeake Bay carrying 14,424 containers, making it the largest container vessel to dock in Maryland.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 29, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Baltimore Tops 10 Million Tons of Cargo for Third Straight Year

Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The port of Baltimore had another historic year in 2018. The Maryland Port Administration’s public terminals handled 10.9 million tons of general cargo — more containers, cars, construction equipment and other cargo than ever before — surpassing 10 million tons for the third straight year, officials announced March 6.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Maryland, CSX Apply Again for Federal Funding for Baltimore Tunnel Project

CSX Train Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Maryland and CSX Transportation have submitted another application for federal money to heighten the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore so it can fit shipping containers stacked two high on freight trains — a project long sought by the Port of Baltimore, officials announced March 4.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
March 5, 2019
Government, Business

Port of Baltimore Awarded $6.6 Million to Upgrade Berth Accommodations

Port of Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The federal government will contribute $6.6 million to deepen a second container berth at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal, according to the Maryland Port Administration.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2018
Government, Business

CSX Pulls Support for Baltimore Tunnel Renovation

Howard Street Tunnel A CSX Corp. train exits the Howard Street Tunnel. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

Federal and state lawmakers from Maryland expressed frustration at a decision from CSX Corp. to withdraw its support to fund the renovation of the Howard Street Tunnel near the Port of Baltimore, dealing another blow to the long-awaited project that would allow double-stack trains.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017