The Port of Baltimore will remain open except for its Seagirt Marine Terminal, which the Ports of America Chesapeake closed between March 30 and April 1.
The closure comes amid major decreases to international container volumes. Seagirt will reopen on Wednesday through Friday from 6 AM to 4:45 PM, and again on April 6 with gate hours returning to 7 AM to 4:45 PM, the Port of Baltimore indicated in a statement.
The port’s five other marine terminals—Dundalk, Fairfield, Masonville, North Locust Point, and South Locust Point—will remain open under normal operating hours.
Container vessels cancel routes
Additionally, Maersk is cancelling service to northern Europe and Asia in Q2 2020 because of the ongoing disruptions being caused by COVID-19. The company further stated that normal service will resume only upon the resumption of normal market demand.
Vessels traveling westbound from Qingdao to Tanjung Pelepas, as well as Shanghai to Singapore have been canceled, while eastbound routes from Felixstowe to Algeciras and Beirut to Barcelona are canceled.
There is a network of alternative coverage that Maersk has made available on its website.