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By the Numbers: The Cost of Closing Baltimore's Port

Crash, collapse, and economic catastrophe.

The Baltimore Banner published a detailed infographic highlighting the scope of disruption caused when the container ship brought down the Francis Scott Key Bridge in March.

First, some helpful context about the decades-old bridge and the Dali container ship.

The economic shock to Baltimore

The economic shock to the Baltimore region will be devastating and long-lasting. Initial data highlights the scale of disruption.

  • Jobs at port: 15,330
  • Jobs linked to port operations: 139,180
  • Jobs lost since Key Bridge collapse: 8,000
  • Lost wages per day: $2,000,000
  • Value of goods flowing through port (2023): $59 billion
  • Number of terminals still operating: 1 out of 17
Source: The Baltimore Banner