New Panama Canal – Will US Recoup Multi-Billion $ Port Upgrades?

By Brandon Ross (BNA) American East Coast port operators aren't expecting an immediate windfall from the billions of dollars they invested to accommodate bigger container ships transiting the newly enlarged Panama Canal, but they are counting on slow, steady growth over the long haul. Ports along the Atlantic seaboard have been racing to prepare for this … [Read more...]

Baltimore Port Shut Down as Longshoremen Strike on Contract Feud

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Baltimore’s port ceased operations as 2,000 union longshoremen walked off the job in a contract dispute, snarling imported cargo that included autos from Mazda Motor Corp. and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG. “If an agreement can be reached within the next day or two, we don’t think there will be a huge economic impact,” Richard … [Read more...]

McAllister Tug Sinks in Baltimore

A tugboat owned by McAllister Towing sank Saturday night at a pier in Locust Point in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Kaleen McAllister sank at Pier 3 in Locust Point just before 10 p.m. after striking a submerged object earlier in the evening, causing the tug to take on water. No injuries were reported. The tug can carry 22,900 gallons of fuel … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of The Day: Massive Cranes Navigate Baltimore Bridges

With onlookers gazing and traffic halted, the Zen Hua 13 heavy lift ship, loaded with four of the world's largest gantry cranes, made its way up the Chesapeake Bay, under the Bay Bridge and Key Bridge, and into Baltimore Harbor.  Here are a few photos of todays journey: Approaching the bridges in Chesapeake Bay Beneath the Bay Bridge A tighter squeeze going … [Read more...]