Port of Virginia

Business, Equipment

Ports Continue to Set Records; Congestion Worsens on West Coast

Trucks at Port of Los Angeles Trucks move cargo at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Falloon/Bloomberg News)

More than 60 containerships sat in San Pedro Bay on Feb. 18, at the entrance to the sprawling ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The vessels are waiting for a slot to sail into those facilities to begin unloading their cargo and then start the nearly two-week trip back to China.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

FHWA Awards Grant Supporting AV Truck Project at Port of Virginia

Port of Virginia The Port of Virginia received $2.1 million to assist in efforts to make the terminal “autonomous truck ready,” according to FHWA’s announcement. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded $49.6 million to support projects that incorporate transportation-related technologies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Port of Virginia Looks to Become Wind Power Leader

Port of Virginia Port of Virginia by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Jan. 28 announced an agreement to make the Portsmouth Marine Terminal a staging area for equipment and other materials owned by Denmark-based energy company Ørsted to expand its wind energy projects throughout the United States.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 28, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Port of Virginia Wins Award for Local Expansion Project

Port of Virginia Port of Virginia by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Lloyd’s List chose Virginia’s port for its “excellence in port management and infrastructure” award.

Gordon Rago | The Virginian-Pilot
September 27, 2019
Business

World Distribution Services Plans New Warehouse in Virginia Beach

World Distribution Services Inventory sits on shelves at a World Distribution Services warehouse. (World Distribution Services)

World Distribution Services plans to spend $6.2 million to renovate a warehouse facility near the Port of Virginia in Norfolk.

April 22, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Virginia Gets Preliminary OK on Dredging Project

Port of Virginia Virginia Port Authority

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has preliminarily approved a project to dredge Virginia’s Norfolk Harbor from 50 feet to 55 feet, but a final decision on whether to fund it will come this summer.

January 26, 2018
Business

Ports of Virginia, Oakland Set Records in 2017

Port of Virginia Virginia Ports Authority

The Port of Virginia and the Port of Oakland, Calif., set records for annual container traffic in 2017, according to two announcements.

January 16, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Cargo Volumes Surge at Southern California Ports; Virginia Sees 8.2% Gain

Port of Long Beach Port of Long Beach via YouTube

Container traffic continues to flourish in the peak shipping season, easily outpacing last year’s totals in September.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 12, 2017
Business, Logistics

Port of Virginia Begins CSX Service to New Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminal

CSX double-stack train TT File Photo

CSX Transportation on Sept. 7 opened an intermodal terminal outside of Pittsburgh, and now the Port of Virginia will serve Pennsylvania and Ohio via double-stack trains.

September 24, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Keeps Breaking Records — and So Are Many Other Big Ports Across the Nation

Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News

August turned out to be yet another record month for the Port of Virginia.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
September 14, 2017

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