New February Record is Set at Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia® in February set a new record for monthly TEU volume having handled nearly 249,000 TEUs and in doing so set a new record for February cargo volume. February’s record TEU volume was more than 40,000 TEUs ahead of Feb. 2020 and was driven by heavy loaded export and import volume, up 8% and 13% respectively, and a significant increase in the number empty containers for ... [+]

Port of Virginia is Only US East Coast Stop for Europe-to-Caribbean Service

On December 5, The Port of Virginia® welcomed the HAMMONIA EMDEN, the first container ship in a new vessel service that gives the port a direct link to both Northern Europe, an important market for imports, and the Caribbean, an emerging market for export cargo. Virginia is the only ... [+]

Port of Virginia Welcomes Stephen Edwards as its Next CEO and Executive Director

The Virginia Port Authority Board (VPA) of Commissioners today introduced Stephen Edwards as the next leader of The Port of Virginia®. He succeeds John F. Reinhart who for the last seven years has led the VPA as its CEO and executive director. Edwards has extensive experience in the global transportation ... [+]

Port of VA Secures Federal Transportation Grant

The Port of Virginia® is preparing to expand its rail capacity and will be using a $20 million federal grant to reconfigure and double the size of the on-dock rail yard at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT). The project’s total cost is $44 million, and the federal funding was awarded ... [+]

Nearly 9,000 New Chassis at Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia’s® continual investment in new equipment is helping to build one of the youngest chassis fleets in the nation, with the average age of chassis in the port’s pool being 3.5 years old. Experts in the field estimate the average age of an intermodal chassis ... [+]

Port of Virginia Sees Further Imports Growth

The Port of Virginia’s® cargo volumes are continuing their rebound and in August grew by more than 26,000 units when compared with July. The amount of cargo moving across the port’s terminals in August was 247,349 TEUs and is an increase of 26,301 TEUs, or nearly 12 percent, when compared ... [+]

Biggest Vessel in Port of Virginia’s History Calls

At more than 1,200 feet long and nearly 170 feet wide, the containership CMA CGM Brazil is massive. It is more than 100 feet longer than most U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and is bigger than any containership to call The Port of Virginia® or come to the U.S. East Coast. ... [+]

Port of Virginia July Volume Increases Over June

The Port of Virginia’s® cargo volumes showed strength in July, having grown more than 10,000 units when compared with June. The amount of cargo moving across the port’s terminals in July was 221,028 TEUs and is an increase of 10,359 TEUs, or nearly 5%, when compared with June. The biggest ... [+]

Port of Virginia Provides Berth Space to Idle Cruise Ship

Port Providing Berth Space at Portsmouth Marine Terminal to Idle Cruise Ship Bliss With No Passengers Aboard, Vessel Scheduled to be at PMT for 30 Days NORFOLK, VA – The Port of Virginia® will provide a berth at Portsmouth Marine Terminal to the cruise ship Bliss beginning Thursday morning where ... [+]

Port of Virginia Sets New Annual Volume Record in 2019 Having Handled 2.9 Million TEUs

The Port of Virginia® set a new annual record for container cargo volume having handled more than 2.93 million TEUs, in calendar year 2019, a 3% increase over last year’s total. The port saw increases in the movement of loaded imports, up 3%; empty export TEUs, up 10%; growth in ... [+]

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