Port of Baltimore ready for new era of giant ships
The Port of Baltimore is prepared for the arrival of super-sized ships—some more than three-and-a-half football fields long
Cranes help to supersize Port of Baltimore
As a shipping crane methodically unloaded the CSAV Rupanco at the Port of Baltimore Wednesday, a small brass ensemble played patriotic tunes nearby while waiters wearing black bowties served tall glasses of tomato and grapefruit juice.
Experts: Public-private partnerships a good tool for government
Barriers to partnerships between private firms and government for major projects should be knocked down, and elected officials should embrace — rather than shy away from — such deals, according to a panel of experts speaking at a summer conference here.
Sadowski’s group putting focus on area’s businesses
The game has changed, and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore has changed with it. Praising the expansion of Morgan Stanley and T. Rowe Price, J. Thomas Sadowski, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance, said his group is focusing on growing what’s already in its backyard. “We used to be out there. We used […]
Editorial: Requiem for a heavyweight
There is a long, proud history of making steel and ships on the marshy peninsula of southeastern Baltimore County hard by Dundalk known as Sparrows Point. The steel mill and shipyard were established there by the Pennsylvania Steel Co. in 1889. Both were purchased by the Bethlehem Steel Corp. in 1916, beginning nearly 90 years […]
New panel to advise Kamenetz on Sparrows Point options
A 16-member panel of business leaders will advise Baltimore County economic development officials about the best use for the Sparrows Point peninsula in the wake of last week’s announced woes at the steel plant, which will be laying off nearly 2,000 workers. At a news conference in Towson, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said the […]
Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd to start service to Baltimore
The fifth-largest container shipping company in the world is beginning a weekly container service to the Port of Baltimore that could create nearly 600 new jobs for Maryland. German company Hapag-Lloyd is expected to bring up to 30,000 containers through the port annually, with its first shipment scheduled to arrive Wednesday. Hapag-Lloyd has made the […]
Transportation Secretary says public-private partnership aided Port
A big shipping container company signed on at the Port of Baltimore Friday, and Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley used the opportunity to further laud the importance of public-private partnerships in Maryland.
Fireworks look like a go for New Year’s Eve in Baltimore
It looks like Baltimore will ring in the 2012 with fireworks after all. City officials said Friday that more than $32,500 was donated following a report Thursday in The Daily Record that the city’s Office of Promotion & the Arts lacked money for the annual fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. “We are confident we’ll […]
Baltimore is fifth-busiest East Coast cruise port
Baltimore was the fifth-busiest cruise port on the East Coast in 2010, and the Maryland Port Administration is scouting locations to expand the growing business. The Port of Baltimore’s 210,549 cruise passengers were enough to bump the port up one spot last year, according to Cruise Lines International Association Inc. figures released Monday. Baltimore ranked […]
Dinegar talks Maryland, Virginia competition
Jim Dinegar, the president and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, has a unique point of view on the Maryland vs. Virginia economic development battle because his constituency hails from Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and the city in between. He briefed the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on Tuesday about a range […]
O’Malley wins backing of 200 Md. biz leaders
Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Thursday he has the backing of 200 business leaders “from every corner of the state.” The move hews closely with the the character of the governor’s race so far, and could bolster O’Malley’s street cred among business types after he lost some of his ammunition this week. The race has been […]