Apr 4, 2024 - Economy

Charted: New ports of call

Data: Project44; Chart: Axios Visuals

Logistics managers have been scrambling to reroute container ships after the Port of Baltimore was temporarily shuttered following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Why it matters: The port is one of the busiest shipping destinations in the country.

By the numbers: Norfolk, Virginia, is fielding about 4 in 10 containers that would've otherwise gone to Baltimore, according to shipping tracker Project44.

  • New York is second with about 1 in 4.

What to watch: The Port of Baltimore is "preparing to establish a temporary alternate channel" in the vicinity of the bridge for "commercially essential vessels."

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