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Jun 27, 2012

Ports America defeats motorist’s claim

An employer is not liable for an employee’s conduct while traveling to and from work, even if that employee may have been encouraged to work to the point of exhaustion, Maryland’s highest court held Wednesday. The Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of Michael S. Barclay’s lawsuit against Ports America Baltimore Inc. Barclay was seriously […]

Dec 29, 2011

Week in review: 12/30/11

720 furloughed at steel mill About 720 workers at the Sparrows Point steel mill south of Baltimore will be laid off until early March, according to the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. New owner RG Steel informed the department’s unemployment insurance division last Friday, a DLLR spokeswoman said. Marine Repair files suit Marine Repair […]

Dec 26, 2011

Marine Repair files suit against Ports America

A Staten Island company is claiming the operator of the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals has undertaken a four-year long effort to drive them out of business. Marine Repair Services of Maryland Inc., a subsidiary of Staten Island-based Marine Services Repair Inc., has maintained and inspected refrigerated containers at the Dundalk and Seagirt terminals since […]

Nov 16, 2011

Baltimore lacks cash for New Year’s fireworks

Kicking off 2012 in Baltimore this year may lack some spark. Officials at the city’s Office of Promotion & the Arts say there is not enough money to produce the Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular entertainment and fireworks display at the Inner Harbor, which attracts 100,000 viewers and revelers. “We have known since the spring […]

Oct 24, 2011

Controls faulted at Maryland Port Administration

The Maryland Port Administration showed “significant deficiencies” in its oversight of more than $60 million in revenue and $15.3 million in payments in fiscal 2010, state watchdogs said in an audit released Monday. The issues raised “could adversely affect MPA’s ability to maintain reliable financial records [and] operate effectively,” according to the Office of Legislative […]

Aug 9, 2011

Port moves up to 11th in U.S. in value of goods shipped

The Port of Baltimore ranked 11th nationally in terms of the value of cargo shipped through its public and private terminals in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The $41.5 billion in cargo last year was a 39 percent jump over the year before and enough to nudge Maryland’s port up from the 12th […]

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