Virginia is 1st US East Coast Stop for CMA CGM

The containership CMA CGM Centaurus made its first US East Coast on June 17 at The Port of Virginia® signaling the beginning of ocean carrier CMA CGM’s Chesapeake Bay Express (CBX) service that directly links the port with several important Asian markets. The vessel is owned by the France-based CMA CGM Group.“This is a long-time customer leveraging our efficiency to its advantage,” said Stephen A. Edwards, CEO and executive director ... [+]

Next Wave of Crane Deliveries Underway at Virginia’s NIT

The heavy-load vessel Happy Buccaneer has arrived at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) with the first group of six rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) that are the centerpieces of the $375 million capacity expansion project underway at that terminal. The Happy Buccaneer’s arrival signaled the start of an 18-month cycle that will ... [+]

Journey of New RMGs Gets Underway; Cranes for VIG Expansion Effort Depart Europe and Head to Virginia

The heavy-load vessel Happy Buccaneer left Poland today bound for Virginia laden with six new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs), signaling the start of a two-year cycle that will see the delivery of 86 new cranes that are the centerpieces of the expansion taking place at The Port of Virginia®. This inaugural ... [+]

50 Foot Channels Not Deep Enough, Says VPA

Seaports up and down the US East Coast are reading their facilities for the megaships they know are coming and stress the need for 50-foot channels. Currently, only the Port of Virginia and Port of Baltimore offer such waters. But not resting on its laurels, Virginia Port Authority (VPA) officials see the ... [+]

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