Baltimore: Not another port in automotive’s stormy recent history

Supply Chain

Examination of the motor vehicle parts trade data from S&P Global reveals that the Baltimore port incident does not throw up any significant risks to the industry, besides bringing some short-term disruption.

As the world awoke on the morning of March 26 to the news that there had been a crash involving a container ship and the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the city of Baltimore, which had caused the bridge to collapse, immediate thoughts were with the safety and welfare of all concerned. Six people are missing, presumed dead in the tragic aftermath.

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