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Paul Mattox Leaving Post as West Virginia's Transportation Secretary

Mattox via LinkedIn

Paul Mattox, who has served as West Virginia's transportation secretary since 2006, will return to the private sector as the governor-elect, Jim Justice, fills his cabinet with his own appointees, according to the West Virginia Metro News Network.

January 9, 2017
Business, Government

Virginia Port Authority Foreign-Trade Zone Now Crosses Into North Carolina

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Talk of foreign-trade zones is enough to make some folks’ eyes glaze over, but if your business involves moving stuff in and out of ports, FTZs can be a big deal.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
December 19, 2016
Government

Gov. Terry McAuliffe: Road Improvements Enhance Virginia’s Freight Corridors

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

ARLINGTON, Va. — A recent federal grant aimed at improving traffic mobility along Interstate 95 and the port system at Norfolk will help position Virginia as a premier freight corridor on the East Coast in the coming years, the state’s governor told regional road builders here Dec. 16.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2016
Business, Government

Positive Traffic News at Ports of Virginia, Charleston, Jacksonville

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

November was a positive month for several of the top ports in North America, according to monthly statistics released in mid-December.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2016
Business, Government

Port of Virginia on Pace to End 2016 on Strong Note

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Port of Virginia had its second-busiest month in its history with double-digit year-over-year gains in containerized cargo traffic for November.

December 12, 2016
TCA

Virginia Port Authority Floats Ambitious Plan for Future

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

As recently as two years ago, the Virginia Port Authority was losing millions of dollars annually. Now that the port's administration has gotten back to a break-even point, the board of directors is charting an ambitious course that projects to create hundreds of thousands of jobs around the state in the next half-century.

Mike Holtzclaw | Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
November 18, 2016
Business, Government

Port of Virginia Signs $217 Million Deal to Acquire Automated Cranes

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Commonwealth of Virginia signed a deal with Konecranes to provide the Port of Virginia with 86 automated stacking cranes as part of a large-scale expansion at the Virginia International Gateway and Norfolk International Terminal over the next five years.

November 15, 2016
TCA

Port of Virginia Reports Another Single-Month Record for Container Volume

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Two months after reporting that August was its all-time-busiest month, the port has another record-breaker on its hands.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
November 15, 2016
Business, Government

Even on Election Day, Virginia Port Means Business

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

While Nov. 8 is a paid holiday for dockworkers at the Port of Virginia, that doesn’t mean everybody will have a day off.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
November 8, 2016
Business, Government

Port of Virginia Container Volume Rises 2% in September

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

NORFOLK, Va. — Container volume at the Port of Virginia last month edged up 2% from its record-breaking gain in the same month a year ago.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
October 17, 2016

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