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 through the 2020 Port Infrastructure Development Discretionary Grants Program at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Virginia Department of Rail ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Dredging to Make Virginia the East Coast’s Deepest Port is Underway

The ’s® journey to becoming the deepest port on the U.S. East Coast is underway as dredges took to the water on December 1 to begin digging, nearly two-and-a-half years ahead of schedule “This project, combined with all of the investments we are making at our terminals, tells the ... [+]

Virginia Begins First Phase of 55-Foot Dredging Project Ahead of Schedule

The Port of Virginia® is beginning work on its ship-channel deepening-and-widening project as the staging of heavy equipment needed for the project got underway today following one last approval from the federal government. John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, made the announcement today at the ... [+]

25 New Hybrid Shuttle Carriers for Virginia’s Largest Container Terminal

The Port of Virginia® is purchasing 25 new hybrid shuttle carriers to support the ongoing capacity expansion project at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT). The new shuttle carriers will play a key role in the conversion of NIT to a terminal that uses rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) versus one that relied on ... [+]

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