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How a bridge collapse impacts one of the busiest ports in the United States

A bridge accident in Baltimore on Tuesday has caused a shutdown of operations at the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which is one of the busiest ports in the United States. This suspension of sea traffic passing through the port will have significant implications for global supply chains, as the Port of Baltimore is the ninth largest foreign cargo port in the country and the busiest car port, handling over 750,000 vehicles last year.

The CEO of the British Institute of Export and International Trade, Marco Forgione, expressed concerns in an interview with the BBC about the potential ripple effects on global supply chains due to the port’s suspension. US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg also acknowledged the impact on supply chains in the United States, although it is too early to assess the full extent of the repercussions.

Major American car manufacturers, such as General Motors and Ford, have already announced plans to redirect their car deliveries to other ports to mitigate the effects of the shutdown. While

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