Port of Baltimore stops accepting export containers

The Port of Baltimore’s container terminal stopped accepting exports Tuesday morning and will be closed Friday after a catastrophic cargo ship crash collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge into the shipping channel and cut off marine vessel access to Maryland’s largest port.

“Due to the current port circumstances, Seagirt Marine Terminal will stop receiving exports today, March 26th, at 11:00 AM until further notice,” according to a text message alert sent by Ports America Chesapeake, which operates the state-owned terminal.

Beginning Wednesday, the New Vail Street gate will be closed until further notice, and all truck traffic must enter the terminal through the Seagirt main gate at 2600 Broening Highway, according to another alert.

In addition to being closed Friday, the port terminal will close at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, reversing an earlier plan to extend hours until 5:30 p.m.

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Our thoughts remain with those affected by this tragic incident. As this is a fluid situation, PSA BDP teams will continue to monitor any developments and provide additional details as they become available. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your local PSA BDP representative.