M/V Carmen successfully exits the Port of Baltimore

Following the collaborative efforts of local, regional, and state authorities to create a temporary deep draft channel, our vessel M/V Carmen today departed the Port of Baltimore.

Baltimore Carmen 2

Held at in the port since 26 March as a result of the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, assisted by tugs, Carmen left the berth after 14:00 EDT. Safely navigating through the tight temporary waterway, the vessel is scheduled to call in Manzanillo, Panama. Following cargo operations in the port the vessel will rejoin the working fleet and return to a scheduled trade route.

Salvage work in Baltimore is still ongoing and vessel transits will remain limited to the designated channels, with the number of transits regulated and further restricted by the temporary time-frame currently available.

Currently assessing the practicality and viability of our vessels entering the port during this current limited transit window, we remain optimistic the full reopening of the channel remains on schedule.

Baltimore Carmen

Once again Wallenius Wilhelmsen would like to extend our sympathies to the families directly affected by the tragic Francis Scott Key bridge collapse. In addition, we recognize the incredible collaborative effort that authorities, stakeholders, partners, and peers, and the people of Baltimore, have made to work though the challenges posed in the aftermath of the bridge collapse.

A key hub for Wallenius Wilhelmsen for decades, we are enormously appreciative of the local Baltimore community and are proud to be a part of it.