John Paxton, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Executive Officer Designate John Paxton

MHI and WERC responds to Key Bridge tragedy

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MHI and our Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) division are deeply saddened by the devastating collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and all those affected by this tragic event.

“We are humbled by the efforts of the first responders and rescue teams for their bravery in the face of danger. We stand in solidarity with the city of Baltimore, the state of Maryland, and all involved as they navigate through this incredibly challenging time,” said John Paxton, CEO of MHI.

“This tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the importance of resilience to keep the supply chain moving even during crisis and disruption. As a major East Coast logistics hub, supply chains will face major challenges in the days ahead as the Port of Baltimore and surrounding intermodal, trucking, and warehousing infrastructure are disrupted.”, added Paxton.

The robustness and agility of the supply chain industry point to a rapid recovery from this tragedy. As associations serving this industry, MHI and WERC are committed to supporting its members and the broader community during this recovery.