Closure of Baltimore Port Impacts Coal Exports and Bulk Trades Warns US EIA

The closing of the Port of Baltimore is likely to have an impact on several core trades in the U.S. primarily in the less high-profile bulk trades including coal and important materials for agriculture and even roads. The U.S. Energy Information Agency warned on Thursday in a market analysis that the interruption in operations in Baltimore may affect the volume of coal exports this year from the United States while the port’s location makes it the closest coastal port to Midwestern markets, the source of agricultural demand.

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