Immediate Support for Freight Operations Following Baltimore Bridge Incident

by | Mar 27, 2024 | News, Updates

Our hearts go out to those affected by the unfortunate incident at Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge this week.

We acknowledge the challenges it has brought to the community, your business operations, and your freight deliveries.


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.


Freightlead is proactively tackling obstacles to minimize any additional supply chain interruptions. We have strategically positioned distribution and warehouse facilities with trans-loading capabilities close to the Norfolk and NY/NJ ports, ready to assist with your freight requirements during this period.


  • Transload Services: Available in NY/NJ and Norfolk to facilitate smooth transitions for your shipments.
  • Baltimore Imports: For goods already discharged in Baltimore, deliveries are proceeding as normal. The Seagirt terminal continues to operate under its standard hours for import activities.
  • Export Receiving: Please note, export receiving at Seagirt has been halted as of 11:00 AM EDST to manage current conditions and capacity effectively.
  • Trucking Capacity: Our team is working diligently on trucking capacity planning in Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Front Royal, and Norfolk to ensure we can meet your logistical needs without significant disruption.

Our dedicated teams are on standby, ready to assist quickly with both transloading and short-term storage solutions, ensuring your shipments face minimal delays.

We understand the importance of keeping your operations moving smoothly during this evolving situation. Should you need our support, guidance or have any questions, please reach out to your account manager or sales rep. We have capacity and we are here to support your needs.

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