Construction has begun that would allow double-stack trains between Baltimore and Midwest cities such as Chicago, a major step in the Port of Baltimore’s effort to build its intermodal profile with shippers.
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04 May 2017
Currently, westbound trains can only be single-stacked because of the height limitations of the 121-year-old, 1.7-mile long Howard Street Tunnel.
14 Mar 2017
The Port of NY-NJ is opening first thing Wednesday after it took a smaller than expected storm pummeling
08 Feb 2017
A winter storm has forced the Port of New York and New Jersey to close Thursday while other US Northeast ports hope to remain open.
26 Oct 2016
CSX Transportation and Ports America agreed to the hand-over in January.
24 Oct 2016
Maryland governor pledges to reapply for federal funding for Howard Street tunnel.
30 Aug 2016
Athletic footwear and apparel maker Under Armour’s plan to build a 1.3-million-square-foot e-commerce distribution and warehouse facility is set to boost container traffic through the nearby Port of Baltimore and enhance the larger logistics park it will move goods through.
21 Jul 2016
The Port of Baltimore is not giving up on a project to raise the Howard Street tunnel enough to allow the passage of double-stacked freight trains.
24 Jun 2016
A Baltimore International Longshoremen’s Association local responsible for a three-day 2013 strike will return to local control.
08 Jun 2016
The U.S. Justice Department has indicted an executive for his role in roll-on, roll-off cargo price-fixing.
07 Jun 2016
A new automobile shipping processing operation will open at a site adjacent to the Port of Baltimore.
31 May 2016
Volume rose slightly at East Coast ports as traffic declined elsewhere.
12 May 2016
JOC.com examined changes in market share by analyzing data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS.
05 May 2016
The Port of Baltimore is hoping a $425 million fix to a low-slung freight tunnel will help jump-start a surge in business.
09 Mar 2016
Container traffic at the Port of Baltimore jumped 12 percent year-over-year in January, after the Maryland port saw volume rise 8 percent year-over-year last year to a record 523,848 containers.
01 Feb 2016
Cargo diversions from West Coast ports because of labor strife in early 2015 helped make a handful of East and Gulf Coast ports the fastest-growing in the nation last year.
06 Jan 2016
CSX Transportation and Ports America Chesapeake have signed an agreement handing management of the Port of Baltimore's intermodal container transfer facility to Ports America.
14 Dec 2015
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has approved an $870,000 grant to help replace 25 older drayage trucks at the Port of Baltimore with cleaner-operating units with engines from the 2011 or later model years.
11 Dec 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched pilot test being billed as a “fast lane” for cargo containers at four U.S. ports.
04 Dec 2015
Roll-on, roll-off carrier Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has replaced its existing contract with the Port of Baltimore with a 30-year agreement that commits the company to serve the port through 2025.
15 Oct 2015
The Port of Baltimore handled a record 86,149 twenty-foot-equivalent units of total container volume in August, continuing a strong run that has produced the highest three-month volume of total containers, full TEUs and full import TEUs in the port’s history.
15 Sep 2015
Among the Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. export ports in the first half of 2015 are a number of smaller ports that don’t typically get the spotlight. The first half was particularly kind to the ports of Virginia, Houston, Baltimore, Miami and Charleston, as they also ranked in our Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. import ports.
11 Sep 2015
The Port of Baltimore’s full container volume in 20-foot-equivalent units rose 6 percent year-over-year during the first seven months of this year, as a strong dollar and diversions from congested East Coast ports fueled a surge in import traffic.
02 Sep 2015
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed two new members to the Maryland Port Commission, a group tasked with keeping the state’s rapidly growing Baltimore port competitive within international maritime trade.
31 Aug 2015
If you judge the automotive market by the trade volumes handled by mid-Atlantic ports, Americans are buying imported cars at a torrid pace, and so are Arabs. With U.S. automobile sales up 4.5 percent year-over-year to more than 10 million units in the seven months through July, mid-Atlantic ports are enjoying strong imports. New and used-car exports, too, are flourishing.
05 Aug 2015
Eight ports on the U.S. East Coast made substantial gains in import market share in the first six months of 2015. A booming import market, West Coast diversions tied to the recent labor crisis, and port investments helped East and Gulf Coast ports edge out all but one of their West Coast counterparts.
08 Jul 2015
Under Armour this week began receiving imports through Baltimore in yet another sign of the U.S. East Coast’s market share gains following recent West Coast congestion.
27 May 2015
Container traffic through the Port of Baltimore in April fell 8.8 percent year-over-year after a record March, Maryland Port Administration statistics show.
31 Mar 2015
The Port of Baltimore will combine a $200,000 U.S. Transportation Department grant with $300,000 in state funds to continue a program subsidizing replacement of old drayage trucks with newer, less-polluting vehicles.
26 Mar 2015
Members of Baltimore’s largest International Longshoremen’s Association voted to end 18 months of uncertainty b
24 Mar 2015
Several dozen Baltimore dockworkers have filed a lawsuit challenging their national union’s takeover of their local chapter and dismissal of 500 new members before Wednesday’s referendum on a local contract.
20 Mar 2015
The largest International Longshoremen’s Association local in Baltimore will vote again March 25 on a local contract agreement that union and employer representatives hope will end months of confusion and controversy at the port.
09 Mar 2015
20 Feb 2015
The Port of Baltimore handled record volumes of containers, automobiles and general cargo in 2014, the Maryland Port Administration reported.
18 Feb 2015
The largest International Longshoremen’s Association local in Baltimore rejected a tentative local contract that employers and ILA international officials had agreed upon in an effort to settle a 2-year-old labor standoff.
01 Dec 2014
The International Longshoremen’s Association has appointed a trustee to temporarily oversee its largest Baltimore local, a move that could help resolve a local contract dispute that led to a three-day strike in October 2013.