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 Porto de Baltimore encerrado indefinidamente infographic
A infografia mostra as indústrias afetadas pelo encerramento do porto de Baltimore.


Fecho do porto de Baltimore afeta a cadeia de abastecimentos

By Ninian Carter

March 27, 2024 - Baltimore é o porto mais movimentado dos EUA para exportação de
automóveis, e também movimenta produtos industriais de carvão e asfalto. O seu encerramento pode custar $200 milhões por dia em perda de receita.

While the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore will have a limited impact on the broader U.S. economy, the city does handle around 3% of all container ship traffic in the country, and is the largest importer/exporter of automobiles.

It’s also the main hub for importing construction equipment and, given its proximity to the Midwest, is the main importer of farming machinery, such as combine harvesters, tractors and hay balers.

Total trade via the port in 2023 amounted to $80 billion – every day Baltimore is closed, $217 million of commerce will not cross its docks.

Industry experts believe the flow of goods in the U.S. will change dramatically as a result of the port’s closure, with importers likely to send their cargoes through west coast ports and then move them on trains eastward to avoid bottlenecks in the east.

The rerouting of goods is likely to cause delivery delays and increase costs.

PUBLISHED: 27/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News