Bridge Collapse Puts Strain on U.S. Supply Chain

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore earlier this week is already rendering global supply chain issues as trucking and shipping companies scramble to reroute and divert routes.

The National Association of Manufacturers reports that the Baltimore port, the 16th largest business port based on volume, is the closest major port for Midwestern manufacturing hubs, including Ohio.

The diversion of not just shipping lanes, but trucking routes, is already raising concerns on increased congestion and traffic by the trucking industry.

The OMA will continue to monitor and update members on the logistical challenges in the wake of the collapse. 3/27/2024