US port closure send firms scrambling to reroute cargo


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Ms Gail noted that 1.3 million trucks cross the bridge every year — 3600 a day. Trucks that carry hazardous materials will now have to make 30 miles (48 kilometres) of detours around Baltimore because they are prohibited from using the city’s tunnels, she said, adding to delays and increasing fuel costs. “Timewise, it’s going to hurt us a lot,” said Russell Brehm, the terminal manager in Baltimore for Lee Transport, which trucks hazardous materials such as petroleum products and chemicals. The loss of the bridge will double to two hours the time it takes Lee to get loads from...