Baltimore (/ˈbɔːltˌmɔːr/, locally: [ˈbɔɫ.mɔɻ]) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 26th-most populous city in the country. It is the largest independent city in the United States. Baltimore has more public monuments than any other city per capita in the country and is home to some of the earliest National Register historic districts in the nation, including Fell's Point (1969), Federal Hill (1970) and Mount Vernon Place (1971). More than 65,000 properties, or roughly one in three buildings in the city, are listed on the National Register, more than any other city in the nation.

Founded in 1729, Baltimore is the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic. Baltimore's Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States and a major manufacturing center. After a decline in major manufacturing, industrialization and rail transportation, Baltimore shifted to a service-oriented economy, with the Johns Hopkins Hospital (founded 1889), and Johns Hopkins University (founded 1876), now the city's top two employers.

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CBP Recovers Over 1,300 Stolen Cars Being Smuggled Overseas from U.S. Ports

The Maritime Executive 13 Jul 2024
ports often hidden in containers ... The Baltimore Field Office which covers the Mid-Atlantic region recovered 343 stolen vehicles last fiscal year (Oct ... Norfolk ranked second national among the ports of entry. There was a slight decrease in the number of stolen vehicles stopped at the Port of Baltimore last year....

Pilots revised ship strike protocol in months before vessel collapsed Key Bridge

Baltimore Sun 12 Jul 2024
The Port of Baltimore Harbor Safety and Coordination Committee, a joint industry-government advisory panel, met March 13 at the Association of Maryland Pilots headquarters in Brewers Hill in Southeast Baltimore ... Bridge collapse site to guide the ship into the Port of Baltimore....

Baltimore bridge collapse survivor Julio Cervantes speaks out: ‘I relive it all the time’

Daily Bulletin 11 Jul 2024
In a preliminary report in May, the NTSB revealed that the 984-foot container ship suffered two electrical blackouts while it underwent maintenance at the Port of Baltimore, just 10 hours before its fateful departure ... The City of Baltimore argued in a legal filing that the ship’s ......

Baltimore bridge-collapse survivor recalls moment he plunged into river

Stars and Stripes 11 Jul 2024
... potholes on Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge ... Federal investigators are still scrutinizing the cause of the crash, which halted most trade at the Port of Baltimore and raised questions about whether federal and state authorities are prepared to prevent similar disruptions....

Baltimore bridge collapse survivor details how he climbed onto floating concrete to await rescue

NBC Bay Area 10 Jul 2024
The city of Baltimore said in a legal filing in late April against the cargo ship’s owner, Grace Ocean Private Ltd., and operator, Synergy Marine Pte Ltd., that “negligence caused them to destroy the Key Bridge, and singlehandedly shut down the Port of Baltimore, a source of ......

Loss of Baltimore’s Key Bridge leads to more traffic problems

Wtop 10 Jul 2024
... dozens of miles around the Baltimore Beltway. More Key Bridge News The latest on the Key Bridge collapse and recovery in Baltimore� ... The Port of Baltimore was fully reopened last month, less than three months after the Dail struck the bridge, taking it down in a matter of seconds....

Senators argue over whether federal government should pay 100% for new Key Bridge

Baltimore Sun 10 Jul 2024
President Joe Biden, a Democrat who is up for reelection this fall, has pledged full federal support and Maryland’s congressional legislators introduced a bill in April that would completely fund the Baltimore bridge with federal money ... The cargo ship, which had just left the Port of Baltimore, hit the bridge after losing power....

Port of NY/NJ Was the Busiest US Container Port in May and Second for 2024

The Maritime Executive 09 Jul 2024
Port officials did not quantify what impact the closure in Baltimore might have been having on monthly volumes as New York/New Jersey and other neighboring ports handled traffic unable to reach the terminals in Baltimore for much of May ... U.S.’s busiest RoRo port was blocked....

Mississippi's ports, big and small, are critical to state's success

Hattiesburg American 09 Jul 2024
Since March, when a massive cargo ship severed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, resulting in the deaths of seven workers and a slowdown in ocean freight arriving in the U.S., this country’s port cities have been riding a mixture of good and bad news....

Maryland OKs $50.3M contract for removal of bridge collapse debris

The Star Democrat 09 Jul 2024
“The Port of Baltimore is an essential artery for economic flow, economic activity across the country, and to put it simply, our focus on getting this done is not about nostalgia, it’s about necessity.” ... Shortly after leaving the Port of Baltimore early on March 26, the cardo ship ......

Remaining Key Bridge structures will be blasted, demolished to make way for new span

Stars and Stripes 08 Jul 2024
Authorities used explosives to cut up a large piece of bridge that sat on the ship’s bow, which later allowed the vessel to be pulled and pushed to the Port of Baltimore by tugboats ... Maryland approves $50.3 million contract for Key Bridge cleanup As ships grow and seas rise, can Baltimore’s port use new bridge to raise the roof?....

Maryland approves $50.3 million contract for bridge debris clean-up

Beijing News 08 Jul 2024
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland ... to remove debris from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in March. The U.S ... "The Port of Baltimore is an essential artery for economic flow, economic activity across the country, and to put it simply, our focus on getting this done is not about nostalgia, it is about necessity," Moore said ... ....

Wes Moore’s climate order is good for our planet and economy | GUEST COMMENTARY

Baltimore Sun 08 Jul 2024
The residual organic material is used to promote soil health in agricultural fields ... For example, the Maryland Port Administration oversees the processing of roughly 1.8 million tons of imported agricultural material that passes through its Port of Baltimore annually, and it should do whatever it can to reduce the emissions impact of that cargo ... ....