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May Holds Record Volume & Record-Setting Vessel for POV

The Port of Virginia® in May set a new record for monthly TEU volume handled nearly 315,000 units and in doing so surpassing the previous record by nearly 30,000 units.Contributing to the month’s volume was the CMA CGM Marco Polo, which at 16,000-plus TEUs is the largest container ship to ever call The Port of Virginia and the US East Coast.The Marco Polo called Virginia International Gateway (VIG) in late ... [+]

Smooth Cargo Flow Continues at Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia® in March set a new record for monthly TEU volume having handled nearly 280,000 TEUs and processing the volume with fluidity. March’s record TEU volume was more than 60,000 TEUs ahead of March 2020 and was driven by heavy loaded import volume, which was up 31%, ... [+]

America’s Largest Cranes Arrive at The Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia recently welcomed a pair of massive container cranes to Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), the final pieces of equipment needed to complete the $450 million, two a-half-year-long renovation of the terminal’s South Berth. “It’s a landmark moment for The Port of Virginia because it signals the ... [+]

Virginia’s Path to 55 Feet is Set; First Phase of Dredging Will Begin by January 2020

The effort to make The Port of Virginia® the deepest port on the U.S. East Coast will begin by January 2020, following the finalization this week of a contract with an international dredging firm that will take on the project’s initial phase. On Oct. 9, John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive ... [+]

Virginia Governor Applauds Progress at VIG

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says the ongoing expansion at The Port of Virginia® is helping to drive the state’s economy and position Virginia as one of the nation’s leading business destinations. “The future is bright for The Port of Virginia and to the benefit of all Virginians,” Northam said. “Between ... [+]

I-564 Intermodal Connector Opens; Benefits Virginia’s NIT

Motor carriers moving cargo to and from Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) are finding even greater efficiency in reaching the terminal’s North Gate and nearby I-564 with the opening of the I-564 Intermodal Connector on December 21. The Connector is a dedicated ramp that provides a safe, unimpeded link between the North ... [+]

Biggest Vessel in Port’s History Calls

At 1,200 feet long and 158 feet wide, the containership COSCO Development is a behemoth. It is 100-plus feet longer that the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, and is bigger than any containership to call The Port of Virginia® and the U.S. East Coast.  The vessel ... [+]

Port of Virginia Sets New Volume Record in 2016

The Port of Virginia® set a new annual record for container cargo volume having handled more than 2.65 million TEUs, a 4.2% increase over last year’s total. In 2016, import and export volumes were up 6% and 2.6%, respectively, over the prior year. The port saw increases in TEUs, rail ... [+]

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