Striking dockworkers shut down Baltimore port

Striking dockworkers halted business at the Port of Baltimore after contract discussions stalled between negotiators and the union. 

On Oct. 16, one of the four area labor unions serving the port began a work stoppage Oct. 16 and were joined by the other three unions, said the Maryland Port Administration.

“As a result all cargos at the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals are being impacted and no ships are currently being worked,” the MPA stated.

The Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore and the International Longshoremen’s Association are negotiating the matter. The STA also is pursuing arbitration to request they return to work.