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Port of Virginia sees great cargo volumes

NORFOLK, VA – The Port of Virginia® continues to move near-peak season cargo volumes, thanks in part to the completion of all 13 new container stacks at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) – bringing the total number of stacks at the terminal to 28. It was the best February in the …

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Port of Virginia proceeds with its expansion project

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 …

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Port of Virginia is investing in its two major container terminals – More refrigerated cargo expected

Port Completes USDA’s Cold-Treatment Pilot Program Clearing Way for More Refrigerated Fruit Imports Overall Capacity to Handle More Refrigerated Cargo Expanding by 66% Following the successful completion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program, importers of perishables from South American countries can now move their …

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Container Stack-Yard work at Virginia gateway ends – Expansion project almost completed

Container Stack-Yard Work at VIG Ends; Overall Expansion Project is on Target for June Completion “We are on-budget, on-time and with the end clearly in sight, we are already seeing the benefits.” NORFOLK, VA – This week, container stack No. 1 began operating at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) and in …

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Port of Virginia enjoys high volume levels

Port Volumes Up 8.9% Versus Prior Year as Turn Times for Motor Carriers See Double-Digit Improvement 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 …

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Port of Virginia marks a month-record

The Port of Virginia set a new record in October, handling more than 270,000 TEUs, or 20-foot equivalent units. That total is more than 5,000 units above the port’s previous record. The growth was driven by a 2 percent increase in loaded imports and a 14.5 percent increase in empty …

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Port of Virginia’s project approved

The Port of Virginia’s® Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization with today’s approval by the President of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. The project’s inclusion in the bill clears the path for The Port of …

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Ports suspend their operations due to Hurricane Florence

Ports are closing. Farmers are moving hogs to high ground. Dealers are parking cars in service bays for refuge. And up to 3 million energy customers in North and South Carolina could lose power for weeks. “These storms can be very disruptive to regional economies, and it takes time for …

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Port of Virginia, record cargo volume in August

The Port of Virginia® processed a record-setting 258,821 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in August, an increase of nearly 8 percent when compared with the same month last year. “August was the second most productive month in our history and in the first two months of fiscal year 2019, our TEU …

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U.S. Army supports Port of Virginia project

U.S. Army Corps Advances Port’s Wider, Deeper, Safer Effort; 55-Foot Target Depth Approved First Step is to Undertake Project’s Preliminary Engineering and Design The effort to make The Port of Virginia® the deepest and safest port on the U.S East Coast continues to advance as the U.S. Army Corps of …

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