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Virginia port sees box volumes rise 9pc in January to 240,111 TEU

THE Port of Virginia saw container throughput rise 8

22 February 2019 - 19:00

THE Port of Virginia saw container throughput rise 8.9 per cent in January to 240,111 TEU, with loaded import volumes up 5.4 per cent year on year as exports rose 2.2 per cent.

Truck traffic rose by 9.2 per cent to 84,060, and the number of containers travelling via rail grew by three per cent to 45,604.



Container traffic traveling from the port's Hampton Roads terminals via barge to the Richmond Marine Terminal surged by 54.1 per cent to 3,406 containers.



To date, container traffic during the current fiscal year is up 2.8 per cent, reported Virginia Business.



The port also reported a drop in 'turn times' for motor carriers at its two largest marine terminals, both of which are undergoing major expansion projects. According to Virginia Port Authority CEO John Reinhart, turn times decreased by 33 per cent to 41.8 minutes at Virginia International Gateway in Portsmouth and to 52.6 minutes at Norfolk International Terminals.


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