Port of Baltimore

Business, Logistics

Containership Ever Forward Stuck in Chesapeake Bay

 Evergreen shipping containers at the Port of Felixstowe Ltd. in Felixstowe, U.K. The ship stuck in the Chesapeake Bay, the Ever Forward, is owned by Evergreen Marine Corp. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

A year after a giant containership got stuck in the Suez Canal for almost a week and disrupted global trade for months, another Evergreen Marine Corp. vessel has run aground, this time near the U.S. capital.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

Port of Baltimore Announces Expansion

ZIM Port of Baltimore via Facebook

The Port of Baltimore on March 7 announced it is expanding container business at its Seagirt Marine Terminal as the Israeli-based ZIM Shipping Line will begin calls at the facility this summer.

March 8, 2022
Business, Equipment

Port of Baltimore Gets Grant to Upgrade Diesel Equipment

Containership at the Port of Baltimore A containership unloads at the Port of Baltimore. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore announced it received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the port’s Diesel Equipment Upgrade Program, which replaces older cargo-handling equipment and dray trucks with newer, cleaner and more efficient models.

February 11, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

A Rare Port Success Story Is Chance for Biden to Tout Plans

A Rare Port Success Story Is Chance for Biden to Tout Plans The Gunde Maersk docks at the Port of Baltimore. (Maryland Port Administration)

President Joe Biden will use the Baltimore port as a backdrop Nov. 10 in his campaign to promote the $550 billion infrastructure legislation Congress cleared last week, $17 billion of which would go to ports.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
November 10, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Baltimore Dredging, Expansion Seen as Boon to Economy

Dredging at Port of Baltimore Seagirt Marine Terminal Workers look on as a crane dumps sludge dredged from the Chesapeake Bay Navigation Channel at Port of Baltimore's Seagirt Marine Terminal. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

Port of Baltimore officials say with the vast jump in imported cargo and tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements, the sprawling facility on the Chesapeake Bay will see rapid growth the next several years.

March 30, 2021
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 | Senior Reporter
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 | Senior Reporter
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 | Senior Reporter
June 6, 2019