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  • From Russian warheads to megawatts

    From Russian warheads to megawatts
    A flatbed truck pulled away from the port of Baltimore last week carrying uranium once packed into nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. The shipment, bound for a processing plant in Kentucky, marked the end of a 20-year collaboration to convert...
  • Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?

    Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?
    It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...
  • Understanding how stowaway organisms travel the high seas

    Understanding how stowaway organisms travel the high seas
    Ports like Los Angeles and Long Beach are key to the global economy: crossroads where billions of dollars in cargo arrive and depart each year, floating on board thousands of vessels from all over the world. Increasingly, however, large ports are also...
  • Port operations halted as longshoremen strike

    Port operations halted as longshoremen strike
    A strike by hundreds of longshoremen who work the port of Baltimore's docks idled one of the region's big economic engines. Launched early Wednesday morning, the strike shut down all of the port's public marine terminals, and its effects rippled out...
  • Port operations resume as workers temporarily end strike

    Port operations resume as workers temporarily end strike
    The three-day strike that paralyzed the port of Baltimore is over — for now. Striking longshoremen agreed late Friday to resume working on the docks during a 90-day "cooling-off period" while negotiations continue on a new local contract. Work...
  • From land grab to Loop flood

    From land grab to Loop flood
    When the Chicago River sprung a leak 20 years ago today, it wasn't the first time the city's system of underground tunnels was the source of an unpleasant surprise. On that Monday, April 13, 1992, many Chicagoans learned for the first time of the miles...
  • FedEx predicts busiest shipping day in its history

    FedEx predicts busiest shipping day in its history
    On a day expected to be the busiest in FedEx's 40-year history, Diane Maleski got to work extra early — at 4:30 a.m. That was long before the first trucks arrived from the airport bearing parcels that would be piled onto conveyor belts, sorted by...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high around 51 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 38 degrees tonight. TRAFFIC Here are today's morning traffic issues. OCCUPY BALTIMORE Follow Justin Fenton on Twitter to...
  • Smartphone shipments rose 61% worldwide in 2011, report says

    Smartphone shipments rose 61% worldwide in 2011, report says
    Global smartphone shipments grew massively last year as mobile handsets increased in capability and were made available at lower prices, according to International Data Corp.'s latest Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker quarterly report. In 2011, smartphone...
  • Baltimore vs. Norfolk: A tale of two ports

    Baltimore vs. Norfolk: A tale of two ports
    It was just one headline among many of its kind in The Baltimore Sun during the 1980s and 1990s: "Baltimore loses round to Va." The 1995 article noted that the shipping giant Maersk Lines was ending its service between South America and the port of...
  • UPS holiday rush is fueled by technology with local roots

    UPS holiday rush is fueled by technology with local roots
    When Keith Short began delivering packages for UPS in Glen Burnie 23 years ago, he used bulky pads of paper to track parcels and pens that froze in the cold. Today, Short scans packages on and off his truck with a handheld computer that tells him what...