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Baltimore Port Fully Reopens on Temporary Contract Extension

Baltimore’s port, a gateway for autos from Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and Mazda Motor Corp., fully reopened tonight after an agreement was reached to temporarily extend local contracts. Longshoremen had partially resumed work earlier today, leaving car shipments still idled.

Workers have agreed to a 90-day extension on local contracts following talks today between Local 333 of the International Longshoremen’s Association and the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore Inc., said Richard Scher, a spokesman for the Maryland Port Administration. The extension ends the stoppage and all cargo will be worked, Scher said in an e-mailed statement.