Work-In-Progress: Updates following the Port of Baltimore bridge collapse

Progress is being made to restore cargo traffic at the Port of Baltimore. Four temporary channels have been opened since the bridge’s collapse, and the plan is to have traffic back online by the end of the month.

The port shared this update on X of the first container ship to arrive at the port since the bridge collapse that happened a month ago, saying “We’re getting there.”

The chief ag negotiator showed his appreciation at a recent supply chain resilience meeting:

“We certainly are very appreciative of how all the ports on the East Coast have bound together to be able to handle the disruption or to Baltimore being closed. I can’t under score how idle that has been for our economy and for a lot of parts of agriculture, including farm machinery, fertilizer and even sugar and soybeans as well.”
Doug Mckalip, Chief Ag Negotiator

Lawmakers across the nation have their focus on the Port of Baltimore. Representative Marcy Kaptur, who represents Ohio’s 9th District and is the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, was able to join the House Appropriations Committee in a visit to the port to survey the damage. She says this is the most active port on the eastern seaboard with goods flowing in and out from 27 states.

Congressman Steny Hoyer out of Maryland also was able to visit and says reopening the Port of Baltimore and rebuilding the bridge as quickly as possible is in the interest of every American. He says Congress stands ready to provide resources and funding necessary to do that.


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