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Cargo Ships Searching For An Alternate To Port Baltimore Due To Bridge Collapse

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge at The Port of Baltimore on Tuesday, March 27th has caused maritime traffic to be suspended at the port until further notice. This tragic incident will almost certainly affect commerce, supply chains, logistics, and possibly even the regional economy but to what extent is yet to be determined.

A Small But Significant Port on the East Coast

The Port of Baltimore, in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, is strategically located due to its proximity to the Midwest portion of the United States. Although one of the “smaller” East Coast Ports, that typically accommodates smaller container ships, the Port of Baltimore’s public and private terminals have experienced and increase in traffic over the years, handling a record setting 1.1 million TEU containers in 2023.

Port of Baltimore Alternatives That Make Sense Logistically

Shipping companies and logistics operators will have to start considering reroute their cargo to alternative ports like Port New York/New Jersey. A redistribution strategy could help mitigate disruptions to supply chains and ensure the continued flow of goods.

Van Brunt Logistics operates one of the largest container freight companies in NJ and NY area. Our container freight station provides loading and unloading merchandise services to and from shipping containers. With power units, we provide reliable, full-service drayage solutions for importing and exporting cargo. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your product is fully cared for from the minute it reaches our doors until the minute it leaves. We make the safety of your goods an utmost concern of ours.

Contact Van Brunt Logistics & Warehousing to explore our warehousing and distribution services. You can request an online quote or call 908-282-7080 to find out how our facilities can benefit your company.