Coast Guard: No Ships To Enter Baltimore Port Ahead Of Storm
The U.S. Coast Guard won’t allow ships to enter the Port of Baltimore because of high winds expected in a winter storm.
The Maryland Department of Transportation says the Coast Guard won’t allow ships into the Chesapeake Bay from 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday morning. Truckers on Thursday will be allowed to pick up deliveries from ships that met the deadline and to do other business.
Transportation officials say crews pre-treated and salted the public marine terminals on Wednesday. No cruise ships are scheduled to leave from the Port of Baltimore until Sunday. baltimore.cbsloca...
Kalmar wins an order of six RTGs from Ports America Chesapeake in Baltimore, USA
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Ports America Chesapeake LLC for the delivery of six Kalmar Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes. The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2017 second quarter order intake, and the delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018. The cranes will be delivered to Ports America’s Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Port of Baltimore Planning for Bigger Ships and More Containers
upersized container ships traveling through the newly expanded Panama Canal have been arriving at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore since last year and the Maryland Department of
Transportation’s Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) continues to make plans to handle the increased amounts of containerized cargo.
Recently, the MDOT MPA purchased property at the Point Breeze Business Center, which is located right behind the Seagirt Marine Terminal. The 70 acres of MDOT MPA land will be used for additional cargo opportunities including containerized cargo. This represents the first new land purchase for cargo opportunities by the MDOT MPA since 1987 when land was
Expansion will allow port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
Port of Virginia’s Container Volumes Climb in April
purchased at the Fairfield Marine Terminal for autos. www.globaltradema...
Man seriously injured in 40-foot fall aboard ship in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Firefighters managed to lift a man to safety on Friday after he fell approximately 40 feet into a container hole on a ship in the Canton Industrial Area.
Baltimore City Fire Department units responded to a rescue alarm on Newgate Avenue at 4:55 p.m., a fire department spokesperson said. At the scene, emergency first responders found a 53-year-old man who had fallen into a hole on a ship. Units removed the victim from within the hole using a rescue basket and a crane on the ship, the spokesperson said.
The man was conscious and breathing when he was pulled out, but was in serious condition, the spokesperson said. He was taken to an area hospital.
The fire department said it does not have any available information on how the man fell into the hole or what he was doing aboard the ship. foxbaltimore.com/...
Ports America to operate intermodal transfer service at Seagirt Marine Terminal
Ports America Chesapeake and CSX Intermodal Terminals announced a new agreement designed to immediately enhance the competitiveness of the Port of Baltimore and position it to capture additional freight business through more efficient service. The new agreement transfers operational responsibility for the intermodal container service at the port from CSX Intermodal Terminals to Ports America Chesapeake, consolidating management of the operation and enhancing service through Ports America’s on-dock handling and operational expertise. www.ajot.com/news...
Maersk Gets Grand Welcome At Port, Months After It Arrived
State and city leaders welcomed the shipping company Maersk back to the Port of Baltimore on Wednesday, July 1. It was a largely ceremonial thing – the company actually started delivering to Baltimore in March, after leaving in the 1990s – but the folks gathered at Seagirt Marine Terminal said it’s a big deal for the port.
Maersk is the world’s largest container shipping company. It moves about 15 percent of the manufactured goods shipped around the globe, so it makes sense that elected officials are pretty stoked Maersk is here.
“As the port succeeds, Maryland succeeds,” Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said. “And now Maersk is going to be here and link their success to the success of the state.”
Rutherford, who was filling in for Gov. Larry Hogan while he received chemotherapy for lymphoma, was joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn.
In 2013, the port finished a $105 million project to construct a berth that could handle some of the biggest ships in the world – ships that Maersk makes and operates. The berth, with its 50-foot depth and giant cranes, makes Baltimore one of just two east coast ports able to receive these so-called post-Panamax mega-ships.
CMA CGM adds Baltimore to U.S. calls; launches separate service with 15 vessels
French containership giant CMA CGM Group said today it will expand its trans-Atlantic network effective the end of May, when it begins calling at the Port of Baltimore and adds a rotation linking nine ports in the U.S. and northern Europe.
Baltimore, which CMA CGM has traditionally served through intermodal connections, will get its first direct vessel call in the ship line's history. The U.S. port will be added to the liner "Liberty Solo" service, which will now connect seven U.S. and European ports using four vessels, each with a 1,800-2,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) capacity, CMA CGM said.
The new "Vespucci" service, supported by 15 4,500-TEU vessels, will connect the ports of Antwerp; Rotterdam; Bremerhaven; Le Havre; Southampton; New York; Norfolk; Charleston; and Savannah. The new service will be operated in cooperation with German liner Hamburg Sud Group and United Arab Shipping Co., which is jointly owned by six Arab states in the Persian Gulf.
With these additions, CMA CGM said its North America and Northern European services will cover 15 ports of call, more than any other container line. Source: www.dcvelocity.co...
The Port of Baltimore is the largest auto port in the United States, handling 750,000 cars in 2013 and almost 800,000 in 2014. In order to deal with the rising number of import cars arriving at the port, the Port of Baltimore recently opened a new auto berth at its Masonville/Fairfield Marine Terminal.
At almost 360 metres long and 40 metres wide, the new berth is 90 metres longer and 6 metres wider than the current berth. The new structure is also equipped to handle rail transport. More importantly, the new layout should improve the operational efficiency of cargo operations. Increased berth strength offers the capability to shift heavy cargo pier side without waiting to call the other terminal. Additionally, the new berth allows for a reduction in non-steaming time, which will permit vessels to steam slower down the coast and across the Atlantic and burn less fuel, reducing emissions.
Port of Baltimore to open $22 million auto berth in Fairfield
Officials at the port of Baltimore convened in Fairfield on Tuesday morning (Oct. 7) to open a new $22 million berth for automobile shipments. The new berth at the Masonville/Fairfield Marine Terminal replaces an older one that had been in operation for more than 70 years, said the Maryland Port Administration
Union ordered to pay damages for strike at the port of Baltimore
A local longshoremen's union has been ordered by the federal arbitrator to pay about USD 3.8 million in damages after their three-day strike in October last year led to lost revenue at the port of Baltimore.