Maryland adds 7,800 jobs in April

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland added 7,800 total jobs in the month of April, including 4,800 in private sector industries and big gains in expanding sectors such as Professional, Scientific and Technical services. The monthly jobs data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics this week also showed that job growth in March was healthier than initially reported, with […]

Conair unveils massive new distribution center in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Conair, the world’s largest express parcel delivery company, has officially opened its new 2.1 million square foot Conair Distribution Center in Hagerstown. The opening marks the completion of a $2 million project that will enhance Conair’s customer service capabilities and increase the amount of commerce that flows through the Port of Baltimore. The new facility, which is the company’s […]

New channel opens to aid commercial shipping amid Key Bridge cleanup

BALTIMORE, MD—A new channel, the Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel, will open temporarily to allow commercial shipping traffic to continue while the M/V DALI is being removed from Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse site. The new channel runs along the northeast side of the federal channel, allowing for larger ships, tugs, and other vessels to pass through. The channel has […]

560-ton section of steel removed from channel at site of Key Bridge collapse

BALTIMORE, MD—With the removal of a 560-ton section of structural steel on April 22, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has cleared enough wreckage from a 35-foot-deep Limited Access Channel (LAC) to remain in accordance with USACE’s commitment to deliver it by the end of April. The LAC runs the northern portion of the wider and federal channel, which […]

Third alternate channel to open near Key Bridge collapse site to allow larger ships to pass through

BALTIMORE, MD—A new temporary alternate channel is set to open near the site of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, enabling commercial shipping to continue through the Port of Baltimore. The new Fort Carroll Temporary Alternate Channel is part of a phased approach to opening the main channel, with the third channel to the east of the main channel, and […]

Governor Moore announces Port of Baltimore Worker Support Program to provide temporary cash assistance for eligible workers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Friday announced the start of the Port of Baltimore Worker Support Program, which will provide temporary cash assistance to eligible workers who have lost income and work hours due to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. The $15 million program, established through executive order and authorized by the Maryland Protecting Opportunities and Regional Trade (PORT) […]

Baltimore launches $1 million wage subsidy program for businesses impacted by Key Bridge collapse

BALTIMORE, MD—The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) is currently accepting applications for the Port Business Wage Subsidy program. The $1 million program, funded by the City of Baltimore, is designed to support businesses and their employees impacted by the Key Bridge collapse. The program is open to businesses located in Baltimore City and that have been affected […]