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  • Jul 22, 2014
  • Updated: 11:09pm


Baltimore freight train derailment sparks explosion

The scene on Tuesday after a freight train crashed into a rubbish truck, derailed and then caught fire in a suburb of the US city of Baltimore. The crash set off an explosion that shook homes 800 metres away and sent an enormous plume of smoke in the sky.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 1:49am

Play-off places still up for grabs with only 2 weeks left of NFL season

Green Bay and Baltimore secured play-off berths and the Dallas Cowboys boosted their post-season chances with a 27-24 overtime victory over Pittsburgh on "Showdown Sunday" in the National Football League.

18 Dec 2012 - 2:17am

It's still not too late to create a vibrant Central harbourfront

Peter Cookson Smith's account of the 20-year effort to advance a landmark maritime centre on the Central waterfront ('Maritime centre would have to be interactive and user-friendly', June 10) was illuminating.

23 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Proud vessel has famous history

The goodwill ambassador from Maryland and clipper schooner Pride of Baltimore II sailed into Hong Kong waters as part of its Asia with Pride 1998 Tour, 173 years years after the visit from its predecessor, Chasseur.

15 May 1998 - 12:00am

USA shipping

Steel boost . . . the North Locust Point terminal, a unit of the diversified facilities offered by the port of Baltimore handled more than 112,000 tonnes of cargo in the first quarter of this year, compared with just 5,000 tonnes during the same period last year. The amazing surge in activity was sparked by a dramatic increase in steel tonnage.

20 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

New NYK vehicle service launched

A NEW South American joint car-truck carrier service by Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) and Norwegian Specialised Autocarriers (NOSAC) has started calling at the United States port of Baltimore.

14 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Administration promotes Baltimore

Modern port . . . the Maryland Port Administration is the state agency responsible for overseeing the operation of publicly owned container terminals in the Port of Baltimore. It also promotes the flow of water-borne trade through the port and marketsthe port's public and private facilities.

31 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Port of Baltimore boosts foreign commerce 8pc

The Port of Baltimore increased its level of foreign commerce by more than eight per cent last year over 1991 figures.

According to statistics compiled by the United States Census Bureau and released by the Maryland Port Commission, total foreign commerce moving through the port's public and private terminals jumped 8.4 per cent to 25.85 million tonnes for the year.

12 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Boost for Baltimore

GENERAL cargo handled at the port of Baltimore rose by 3.3 per cent during the first quarter of this year, say port officials.

The officials said a continuing positive trend which had seen a six per cent rise of general cargo during the second half of last year.

11 Jun 1993 - 12:00am