The Baltimore port affected by the bridge collapse is The Baltimore port affected by the bridge collapse is "number one automotive" port in the U.S. and handled more than 750,000 vehicles in 2022, according to the Detroit Regional Chamber, one of the country's oldest chambers of commerce. Credit: Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg

When the container vessel M/V Dali slammed into Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, it collapsed not only critical infrastructure but also a key point in the U.S. auto supply chain.

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