Update on Francis Scott Key Bridge, Baltimore Situation and Cargo on "DALI"


MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA is deeply saddened by the tragic incident that occurred at the Francis Scott Key bridge in the early hours of 26 March 2024. Our most heartfelt thoughts go out to those impacted and their families.

We can confirm that the container vessel “DALI” involved and operated by Maersk, on the Empire service, was carrying MSC customer cargo. We are expecting substantial delays to cargo aboard the vessel and currently standing on the quay in Baltimore.

Further to the Port Authority’s closure of the port, we also have no choice but to omit Baltimore from all our services for the foreseeable future, until the passage to port is reopened and declared safe. We expect this to take several months and All MSC customer cargo will be rerouted and discharged at alternative ports in the meantime.

MSC is currently working on a contingency plan and will address each cargo interest directly in the coming days while closely monitoring the situation in Baltimore.

We thank you for your understanding and patience and we will keep you updated.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local MSC representatives.