• 2019 March 15 13:07

    Port of Virginia volumes up to 228,151 TEUs in February 2019

    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, the company said in its release.

    It was the best February in the port’s history with 228,151 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), or 127,596 containers, compared to prior year. Fiscal-year-2019-to-date, total TEU volume is up 3 percent or 57,170 TEUs (23,042 containers).

    With the completion of stack No. 1 at VIG, the terminal now has 13 additional container stacks, each served by two new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs). The new stacks complement 15 existing stacks, also served by RMGs. The 15 original stacks are on a schedule to be refurbished to like-new status throughout the year. Two stacks are already complete and three are underway.

    The terminal has also nearly doubled its capacity for refrigerated cargo – growing from 452 plugs to 888 plugs. The four ship-to-shore cranes that arrived in January are scheduled to be placed into service by the end of March, and completion of the rail expansion is slated for June 2019, marking the end of construction.

    Across the river at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), 12 new stacks are handling cargo and the second phase of construction is now underway. The efficiencies gained from the new capacity, combined with the metered flow of cargo via the port’s Truck Reservation System is providing the port – and its customers – with some much-needed breathing room after managing through the most difficult aspects of the expansion projects.

    March 1 marked the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the reservation system at the port. “We’ve started the shift from conservative growth during construction to an active, aggressive stance in terms of going after cargo, providing high levels of service and moving that cargo more efficiently than ever,” Reinhart said.

    Virginia Inland Port volume was up 16.9 percent, or 489 containers and total barge volume was up 11.2 percent or 441 containers overall. Rail volume came in at 45,001 containers, down 3.12 percent or 1,434 containers compared with prior year and volume at Richmond Marine Terminal was down 19.4 percent or 493 containers.

    February Cargo Snapshot
     Total TEUs – 228,151, up 4.3%
     Loaded Export TEUs – 76,642, down 6.7%
     Loaded Import TEUs – 105,357, up 5.0%
     Total Containers – 127,596, up 3.8%
     Breakbulk Tonnage – 13,651 (tons), up 0.3%
     Virginia Inland Port Containers – 3,374, up 16.9%
     Total Rail Containers – 45,001, down 3.1%
     Total Truck Containers – 78,108, up 7.7%
     Total Barge Containers – 4,389, up 11.2%
     Richmond Barge Containers – 2,047, down 19.4%
     Vehicle Units – 2,676 – up 72.5%

    The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VPA owns and through its private operating subsidiary, Virginia International Terminals, LLC (VIT), operates four general cargo facilities: Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Newport News Marine Terminal and the Virginia Inland Port in Warren County. The VPA leases Virginia International Gateway and Richmond Marine Terminal.




2019 March 26

15:34 Wärtsilä propulsion solutions producing superior power for two new tug boats
15:04 European Parliament adopts final agreement on the Connection Europe Facility for 2021-2027
14:51 LNG Terminal in Świnoujście accepts fourth LNG spot cargo delivery this year
14:39 NORDEN sells 4 dry cargo vessels
14:27 LOTOS and PGNiG: first commercial bunkerings of ships with LNG in Polish seaports
13:54 Orekhovo-Zuyevo, missile ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, headed for Mediterranean under combat training plan
13:29 Phase 2 of Krievu Island project receives GRAND PRIX at Latvian Builders Association’s 2018 Annual Awards
13:02 Van Oord posts results for 2018
12:46 Sergey Karataev appointed General Director of Freight One JSC
12:20 Damen Verolme Rotterdam completes refit of drilling rig Stena Don
11:35 Rosmorport to hold an auction to sell its МСП-90 boom-laying boat
11:11 16 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 25-26
10:49 Rosmorport to hold an auction to sell its Leader pilot boat
10:13 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.13% to $66.9, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.65% to $59.20
09:44 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, March 26
09:22 Baltic Dry Index is down to 689 points
09:07 TenneT awarded a framework agreement to Jan De Nul Group for repairs of TenneT’s offshore high-voltage cables
08:07 Berths for inland shipping now operational in Afrikahaven at the port of Amsterdam
07:41 GTT grants certification to SVEZA Group for production of plywood for Mark III containment system

2019 March 25

18:00 Navis N4 TOS selected to enhance terminal operations at North Carolina Ports
17:50 Increased safety for pilots boarding in Solent with new weather station
17:45 EMAR Offshore Services welcomes Damen ASD Tug 2811
17:25 Three basins of Russia’s IWW prepared for navigation season of 2019
16:48 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard signs contract on construction of 11 dry cargo carriers for STLC
15:52 Kenia host 6th Annual East Africa Transport and Infrastructure conference on 13-14 May 2019
15:26 UK Hydrographic Office works with Seychelles government to help tackle piracy in the Indian Ocean
15:04 Yang Ming reports financial results for 2018
14:03 Closing of MacGregor's TTS acquisition postponed to Q2 2019
13:10 ArcelorMittal and Dow start trials for a new CO2 project in North Sea Port
12:39 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 19,562 in RF spot market
12:05 Port of Antwerp updates figures for 2018
11:47 The Maritime Standard swings into 2019
11:30 Damen Shipyards Den Helder signs order with Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization for Expeditionary Survey Boat
11:21 Working group on construction of Nizhegorodsky hydrosystem established under auspices of RF Transport Ministry
11:12 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, March 25
11:04 IMO-executed GloFouling project kicks off to protect marine biodiversity
10:36 Windpark Fryslân awards contract to Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa to build wind farm
10:30 Polarcus announces redelivery of Vyacheslav Tikhonov
10:00 Keppel finalizes the rig construction contract with Awilco Drilling for the construction of semisubmersible drilling rig
09:56 Throughput of Chinese sea and river ports grew by 3.2% to 2.03 billion tonnes in 2M’2019
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.64% to $66.32, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.76% to $58.59
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 690 points

2019 March 24

16:29 VARO and GoodFuels extend partnership to scale Bio Fuel Oil availability to deep sea segment in ARA Region
15:13 New Kongsberg Maritime application enables Bureau Veritas to successfully complete the first ‘DP Digital Survey’
14:27 ESVAGT increases presence in dynamic offshore wind market
13:03 Semco secures EPCI contract with Total as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project
12:01 Safe Scandinavia option restructure and extension

2019 March 23

16:03 NCL announces plans for new staff training facility
15:54 ABP Humber provides land to support KIA expansion
14:22 SeaPlanner to support marine coordination for Taiwan's Formosa I offshore wind farm
13:31 Høglund awarded fuel-gas supply systems contract for six Hurtigruten passenger ships retrofits
12:25 McDermott secures substantial offshore EPCI contract in the Middle East
11:21 MacArtney provide Active Heave Compensated MERMAC winch solution to Alcatel Submarine Networks for planned subsea offshore operations

2019 March 22

18:06 GE and Nedstack enter into a partnership to develop hydrogen fuel cell power systems for cruise vessels
17:57 Fitch affirms Deloports rating at 'BB-' with stable outlook
17:36 Samsung Heavy Industries receives a LNGC order
17:05 Maritime Union of Australia issues notice of legal rolling industrial actions at DP WORLD terminals in Australia
16:44 Maersk partners with global companies to trial biofuel
16:44 NATO allied nations from last year’s NATO Summit to attend Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
16:22 15th edition of Expomaritt Exposhipping Istanbul to be held 2-5 April 2019