• 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 22

15:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces 2018 results
14:03 ONE unveils enhanced intra-Asia –East India service network for 2019
13:54 Royal IHC to build second TSHD for National Marine Dredging Company
13:41 IMO expands collaborative efforts to promote maritime security
13:17 REMPEITC-Caribe training workshop funded by IMO held in Guyana
12:55 Workshop promoting good practice in spill preparedness and response held in Côte d'Ivoire
12:30 Bunker prices go up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
12:03 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:42 Gazpromneft – Lubricants starts bunkering with marine oils in Primorsk
11:08 MSC Bellissima, MSC Cruises’ latest newbuild visits Valletta Cruise Port
10:50 Maritime Incubator to be established at the Port of Gdansk
10:49 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Mar.22
10:29 Baltic Dry Index is down to 695 points
10:08 ZIM net loss up to $119.9 million in 2018
09:51 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.21% to $67.72, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.23% to $59.84
09:23 Manufacturing at the Port of Riga beneficial for both businesses and the Port
09:08 DEME Offshore announces Moray East wind farm Tier One suppliers
08:32 Rhenus establishes its own network in South Africa by acquiring World Net Logistics

2019 March 21

18:05 Dublin Bay Biosphere to host international UNESCO EuroMAB Conference
17:53 Detachment of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet completed transfer through the Suez Canal
17:28 McDermott awarded ethylene contract in Russia
17:05 IMO and Saudi Arabia organize course for members of three key regional maritime security agreements to promote maritime security
16:35 Topaz secures contract extension with BP for 12 vessels in Azerbaijan
16:05 Incat announces construction of a 35m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Samso Rederi
15:52 Kalmar's Eco Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers to help Ter Haak Group Amsterdam improve the sustainability of its operations
15:31 Severnaya Verf lays down second processing trawler of Project 170701 for Norebo Holding
15:08 German shipyard Lürssen launches project Fiji yacht named Madsummer
14:39 GoodFuels and REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker fuel first inland vessel on 100% sustainable biofuel
14:13 Incat Crowther 35m ferry for Samso Rederi
13:55 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput on her first voyage under Arctic LNG 2 project
13:24 Andrei Chibis appointed Acting Governor of Murmansk Region
13:17 Coast Guard continues to break ice on Penobscot River to start on the Kennebec River
12:40 Murmansk Region Governor announces resignation
12:00 Steel cut for first short-sea LNG bunker vessel for Eesti Gaas at Damen Yichang Shipyard, China
11:39 15 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
11:13 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:50 Doha to host Ports & Maritime Evolution, Rail & Logistics Evolution, Road & Logistics Evolution Qatar Assembly & Expo in September’19
10:27 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.16% to $68.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $60.24
10:08 MAN receives an order for two-stroke engines from Eastern Pacific Shipping
10:05 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning March, 21
09:59 2018 revenues of FSUE Rosmorport grew by 7% Y-o-Y to over RUB 26 billion
09:22 Baltic Dry Index is down to 709 points
09:08 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
09:00 PSA, PFR and IFM investors partner to jointly acquire the deepwater container terminal Gdańsk from Macquarie infrastructure and Real Assets, MTAA SUPER, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super
08:36 Port Canaveral starts construction of new Cruise Terminal 3 complex
07:58 SeaKing Electrical completes DFDS ferry upgrades in France

2019 March 20

18:00 Insight Into Contemporary Seafaring workshop held at Azerbaijan State Maritime Academy
17:43 Damen Cruise inks first contract with SeaDream Yacht Club
17:34 Wärtsilä prepares solutions for new state-of-the-art Wasaline ferry
17:34 Fire on Costa Smeralda under construction at Meyer Turku Shipyard not to affect building schedule
17:08 NOVATEK BoD recommends payment of RR 16.81 per ordinary share as 2018 dividend
16:46 Ukrainian seaports increased cargo handling by 2.5 million tons in January-February
16:22 ABP’s Hull Dry Bulks Terminal marks milestone handling biggest shipment
16:03 IMSSEA hosted “Maritime training and research activities” workshop
15:40 EU NAVFOR supports Somali / Ugandan maritime leadership training exercise course
15:21 Port of Long Beach Survey Director named
14:59 Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications appoints steering group to support reform of Act on Transport of Dangerous Goods
14:35 11 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 19-20
14:12 Nauticor and Destination Gotland start LNG bunkering in the port of Visby for MS “Visborg” with the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos”
13:57 DNV GL has joined RAO/CIS Offshore 2019 as Sponsor of a conference session