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Virginia Governor Applauds Progress at VIG

[ June 29, 2018   //   ]

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 our infrastructure improvements at the port, our statewide initiatives in health care, transportation, education, technology and workforce development, we are creating a welcoming climate for companies who want to come to Virginia and have access to world markets. We have the components of a world-class business destination.”

Northam and Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon R. Valentine were at Virginia International Gateway today to see the progress being made on the $320 million terminal expansion project there. They were joined by John G. Milliken, chairman of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) Board of Commissioners and John F. Reinhart, the VPA’s CEO and executive director. All provided brief remarks to a group of invited guests who gathered on the berth at VIG and were given a close-up look at the progress.

The VIG expansion will be complete in late spring 2019. Reinhart said the project has just passed the half-way mark.

“The progress continues,” he said. “This project is on schedule and on budget. The work here will be complete in less than a year and all of this is being done as we handle record-setting amounts of cargo.”