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Gate capacity at VIG expands by 30% as new lanes open

[ October 12, 2018   //   ]

In late September, week four new inbound truck gates were placed into service expanding capacity at the Virginia International Gateway terminal’s gate complex by 30%.
The gates — 14, 15, 16 and 17 — were put into service on Thursday, Sept. 27, as part of the $320 million project to increase capacity and efficiency at the terminal.
“Each week at VIG we process more than 13,000 truck transactions, and our motor-carrier partners handle nearly two-thirds of the volume moving across the port,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “We are taking the necessary steps to ensure Virginia remains a global gateway and we are committed to continually improving the daily experience of our partners, customers and stakeholders.”
At VIG, all (26) of the new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) have been delivered and the testing is underway to bring the equipment into service. The last new container stack at VIG comes online at VIG in January 2019, but all others will be operational by October 2018. The upgrade to the N4 terminal operating system is complete and we are using it to support the TRS (Trucker Reservation System).
The first phase of the expanded rail yard at VIG is operational, phase two work is scheduled for completion in June 2019. The progress on the berth construction is continuing and is tracking for a mid-to-late October completion. The four new ship-to-shore cranes are in the final stages of fabrication in China and are scheduled for delivery here in early 2019.
“We are making significant progress at VIG and are on target for completion there in June 2019,” Reinhart said.