| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:37 AM
When a three-day strike by local longshoremen forced the 718-foot CCNI Antofagasta to sail out of the port of Baltimore without unloading its container cargo, the effects rippled across the country and overseas.
Several shipping lines scrambled to...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:12 PM
CORNUCOPIA, Wis. — On some days, Kevin Hunt stands at his Star North gas station in this eye-blink of a town on mighty Lake Superior, marveling at Mother Nature and his own dumb luck. Everywhere he looks: ice and people.
Months ago, many warned...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:49 AM
The port of Baltimore's continuing labor dispute, which boiled over in a three-day dockworkers strike in October before a three-month "cooling-off" period, now simmers with uncertainty.
Labor peace in the port seems precarious. A contract covering the...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:56 AM
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.
Here are today's morning traffic issues.
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| Apr 13, 2012
| 6:41 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 1:03 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:07 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Talks have broken down between the union representing nearly 15,000 East Coast and Gulf longshoremen and the group representing shippers and port operators, with little more than a week to go before their contract expires.
Meeting Tuesday in Newark, N.J....
| Aug 10, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Albert C. Haeger, a veteran customhouse broker and freight forwarder who owned and operated the old William H. Masson Inc. brokerage, died Aug. 3 of pancreatic cancer at his Bel Air home. He was 85.
The son of a merchant marine engineer and a homemaker,...