Here’s a summary of some of the stories covered in the May/June 2011 issue of the award-winning Port of Baltimore Magazine:
SAFETY ON SOLID GROUND – Port has Effective Partnership with Coast Guard
The Port of Baltimore has received excellent security evaluations from the U.S. Coast Guard. “The common and vital thread is a productive, collaborative relationship with key Port partners to develop an operational culture that keeps the Port of Baltimore safe and secure while remaining economically competitive,” said Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Capt. Mark O’Malley.
A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE – New Passenger Boarding Bridge is Latest Step in Evolution of Baltimore’s Successful Cruise Business
A new $2.9 million passenger walkway, named in honor of Maryland Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley, is heated, air-conditioned, able to withstand high winds and adjustable to accommodate different-sized cruise ships.
UNLOCKING NEW OPPORTUNITIES – MSC Sees Customer Service as Key to Continued Growth
Maura Dal Bo, manager of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s Baltimore office, says that MSC continues to evolve as the world’s second-largest steamship company focuses more on “understanding the customer’s needs.”
MARITIME WOMEN FORGE LASTING TIES – CBP’s Moore is Natural Choice as “Woman of the Year”
“Forging Ahead,” the 12th Annual Women in Maritime History Event, drew a record crowd to the Sparrows Point Country Club, where Augustine Moore of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol was honored as this year’s “Woman of the Year.”
A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH THE MARYLAND 9/11 MEMORIAL – Bowman Logistics Donates Time and Talent to Bring World Trade Center Artifacts to Baltimore
Bowman Logistics, a division of D.M. Bowman, Inc., donated its expertise to transport New York World Trade Center artifacts to Baltimore for the eventual construction of a Maryland 9/11 Memorial.
MEET JOHN LEICHLING – ILA Local 1429 is Like Family for New President
John Leichling says that his job as President of ILA Local 1429 is one he never takes for granted: “You’re with these guys more than you are with your own family. My job is to protect their jobs. I love them all.”
GREENPORT – Ballast Water Cleaning Systems Tested in Baltimore
The Chesapeake Bay has become an international testing site for treatment systems that remove organisms from ballast water. At the end of June, a new mobile test platform, built on a barge, is expected to open.