Port of Baltimore May Not Reopen Until Summer

DHL executive thinks May is possible, but no official timeline has been announced

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It's been a little over 48 hours since the collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge into the Patapsco River, cutting off the city's port from the Atlantic Ocean. During this time, there's been a lot of speculation about the impact on the supply chain. It appears the answer to one of the most pressing questions is beginning to emerge.

According to Jim Monkmeyer, president of transportation at DHL Supply Chain, the Port of Baltimore could reopen before the summer. "I don't think this closure is going to last that long, maybe six weeks or something like that is what I'm hearing," Monkmeyer told Bloomberg. "I'm hearing May – nobody is saying when in May — that's why I'm saying six weeks."

Monkmeyer added that the freight originally destined for Baltimore has been rerouted to alternative ports like Norfolk, Virginia, and New York-New Jersey.

For the latest on the bridge collapse, including a rebuilding timeline, read: Port of Baltimore Could Reopen in May, Says DHL Executive

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Governor Moore Meets with Coast Guard Staff and Tours the Key Bridge Collapse Site.
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Governor Moore Meets with Coast Guard Staff and Tours the Key Bridge Collapse Site.
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