Baltimore bridge collapse shows need for resilience


The collapse of a bridge in Baltimore, Maryland after it was hit by a container ship is a ‘stark reminder’ of the need for resilience in the shipping industry, says the boss of Container xChange.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed in the early hours of 26 March when it was hit by the Dali, a 10,000 teu vessel operated by Synergy Group and time-chartered by Maersk. Two construction workers on the bridge at the time were pulled from the water and six are unaccounted for and presumed dead.

The Port of Baltimore has confirmed that traffic to and from the port has been suspended until further notice, with the port remaining open to process trucks at its terminals.

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