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  April 8th, 2024 | Written by

“Maryland Governor: Baltimore Port to Resume Full Function by May’s End”

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Maryland Governor Wes Moore has announced an ambitious plan to restore full functionality to Baltimore’s key shipping lane by the end of May. The announcement comes in the wake of a devastating incident in late March when a massive container ship collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing extensive damage and claiming the lives of six construction workers.

Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Governor Moore affirmed the commitment to the accelerated timeline, emphasizing the round-the-clock efforts underway to meet the target. Despite the challenges posed by the scale of the damage, Moore described the proposed timeline as “realistic” and assured that every effort would be made to ensure its achievement.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working towards reopening the channel leading to the Port of Baltimore by the specified deadline, aligning with Governor Moore’s determination to expedite the recovery process.

In response to the tragedy, President Joe Biden has pledged federal support for the reconstruction efforts, reaffirming his commitment to assisting Maryland and Baltimore in overcoming the aftermath of the disaster. During a recent visit to the site of the bridge collapse, President Biden reiterated the government’s responsibility to hold those accountable for the incident while providing aid for the restoration and maintenance of the region’s vital business and commerce activities.

Governor Moore expressed solidarity with the affected families and communities, vowing to prioritize their needs throughout the recovery process. With a united effort from both state and federal authorities, plans are underway to not only reopen the shipping channel but also to commence the rebuilding of the bridge, symbolizing resilience and determination in the face of adversity.