Baltimore Bridge Collapse in 2024 Could Impact US Economy

In the aftermath of a major bridge collapse in Baltimore, the US Federal Reserve Board Governor Adriana Kugler has expressed concerns about potential risks for the country’s economy. Specifically, she is worried about the impact on shipping networks and how it may affect economic activity in the US.

At a recent event at Washington University in St. Louis, Kugler acknowledged that while shipping networks seem to be adjusting, there are still risks to consider. She noted that global developments, such as conflicts in Europe and the Middle East, could lead to disruptions in commodity prices and shipping networks. Additionally, the recent bridge collapse and its effects on the Port of Baltimore could pose a risk, although it appears that shipping networks are adapting to the situation.

One potential risk identified by Kugler is the possibility of stronger-than-expected consumption growth, driven by wage gains across all income groups. This could impact the overall outlook for economic activity in the US.

The bridge collapse occurred in the early hours of March 26 when a commercial Singapore-flagged cargo ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. The incident resulted in the collapse of the bridge and led to at least eight people from a construction crew working on the bridge falling into the water. As a result, ship traffic in the Port of Baltimore was suspended, causing significant disruptions to the supply chain.

In light of these risks and developments, it will be important for policymakers and businesses to closely monitor the situation and take necessary steps to address any challenges that may arise. Stay updated with BERNAMA news and information to stay informed about developments in

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