Measuring The Economic Impact Of Baltimore's Port Closure : Consider This from NPR One week after a massive container ship crashed into Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse, a massive effort is underway to clear the wreckage. But it's still unclear how long the cleanup will take.

Meanwhile, with much of the Port of Baltimore shut down, the economic impact is being felt locally, regionally and in the broad economy.

Host Mary Louise Kelly gets the latest from NPR's Laurel Wamsley, on the ground in Baltimore, and Camila Domonoske, who covers the auto industry for NPR. Baltimore is a major national hub for the import and export of vehicles.

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Measuring The Economic Impact Of Baltimore's Port Closure

Measuring The Economic Impact Of Baltimore's Port Closure

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A crane begins clean-up at the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 29, 2024. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A crane begins clean-up at the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 29, 2024.

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One week after a massive container ship crashed into Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse, a massive effort is underway to clear the wreckage. But it's still unclear how long the cleanup will take.

Meanwhile, with much of the Port of Baltimore shut down, the economic impact is being felt locally, regionally and in the broad economy.

Host Mary Louise Kelly gets the latest from NPR's Laurel Wamsley, on the ground in Baltimore, and Camila Domonoske, who covers the auto industry for NPR. Baltimore is a major national hub for the import and export of vehicles.

For sponsor-free episodes of Consider This, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Megan Lim and Noah Caldwell. It was edited by William Troop, Patrick Jarenwattananon, Andrea de Leon, and Julia Redpath. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.