Global supply chains hit a snag as Port of Baltimore shuts down after bridge collapse

One of the busiest ports in the United States is closed after a bridge collapse – Here’s the impact

A recent incident at the Port of Baltimore has caused significant disruptions to global supply chains. On Tuesday, the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed, leading to a complete halt in operations at one of the United States’ busiest ports. Situated at the entrance of Baltimore Harbor, the port has now suspended sea traffic until further notice.

Despite being the ninth largest foreign cargo port in the US, the Port of Baltimore is well-known for its role as the busiest car port in the country. Last year alone, over 750,000 vehicles were imported and exported through this port, including cars from major manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Fiat, and Audi.

Experts like CEO Marco Forgione from the British Institute of Export and International Trade predict significant repercussions on global supply chains due to the port’s suspension. US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg also acknowledged

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