Port of Virginia posts busiest May; FY-to-Date volume up nearly 4%

Record cargo volumes are moving across The Port of Virginia® and doing so with efficiency as a result of expanded container handling capacity at its two primary container terminals. In May, the port processed nearly 261,000 TEUs making it the busiest May in the port’s history. The month’s strong cargo volumes were a follow-up to the best April in the port’s history, when nearly 246,000 TEUs were processed. “We have moved more ... [+]

WDS Plans $6.2 Million Warehouse Renovation Near the Port of Virginia

To bring a much-needed option for secure, high quality warehousing space close to the Port of Virginia, World Distribution Services (WDS) has announced that it will invest $6.2 million in collaboration with Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners to renovate a large facility in Virginia Beach. The renovation, which will be completed in March ... [+]

12 New Container Stacks Go to Work at Port of Virginia’s NIT

The Port of Virginia® continues to expand its capacity and this month 12 new container stacks at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) began operating as the project to reconfigure the terminal’s south container stack-yard moves forward according to schedule. “A little more than a year ago an area the size of 30 ... [+]

Port of Virginia Volumes Up 8.9% Versus Prior Year

The Port of Virginia® continues to move near-peak season cargo volumes and is doing so well under the industry standard turn time of 60 minutes for motor carries. The port’s container volume for January was 240,111 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), or 134,638 containers, up 8.9 percent compared to prior year. ... [+]

Port of Virginia Sets New Annual Volume Record in 2018 Having Handled 2.85 Million TEUs

The Port of Virginia® set a new annual record for container cargo volume having handled more than 2.85 million TEUs in calendar year 2018, a slight percent increase over last year’s total. In 2018, the port’s TEU volumes were up .5% over the prior year. The port saw increases in volume ... [+]

USEC’s Largest Cranes Ensure Virginia’s Ability to Handle Ships of the Future

The Port of Virginia® has signed a contract allowing for the purchase of four new ship-to-shore cranes that are part of the $320 million expansion of Virginia International Gateway (VIG). The Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners in its July meeting approved a spending package of $44.8 million that covers ... [+]

Port of Virginia Marks Decade of Success for the Richmond Barge Service

A decade ago, ideas, opportunity and timing converged to make a weekly container-onbarge service that connects The Port of Virginia’s® cargo terminals in the Norfolk Harbor to the marine terminal in Richmond a reality. Over the 12 months of 2008, a total of 149 containers were loaded onto a barge -- ... [+]

Port of Virginia Sets New All-Time Mark for Monthly Cargo Volume

The Port of Virginia® in October processed more than 270,000 TEUs and in doing so set a new record for the amount of cargo volume handled in a single month, besting the previous record set in 2017 by more than 5,000 units. The record was driven by a 2% increase in ... [+]

New Semi-automatic container stacks at NIT

1st New Semi-automatic container stacks put into service at Port of Virginia’s NIT On October 16, the first new semi-automated container stacks at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) were put into service. Stacks 7, 8 and 9 are now processing container transactions for over-the-road trucks. This significant milestone inaugurates NIT's transition to the ... [+]

Hurricane Florence affects Port of Virginia’s September totals

The Port of Virginia’s® TEU volume for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 is running nearly 3%, or 20,000 TEUs, ahead of same period last year. The increase comes despite a 7% dip in September cargo volumes that was driven by Hurricane Florence, which disrupted shipping throughout the Southeastern ... [+]

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