Port of Virginia handles 217,900 TEUs in July 2016
The Port of Virginia through July handled 1.5 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), which is an increase of 1.1 percent when compared with the same period last year; the port closed July having handled 217,910 TEUs, the company said in its press release.
July’s TEU volume was down 3.6 percent (8,000 TEUs) compared with last July. The reduction can be attributed to a realignment of some vessel services calling The Port of Virginia. The result, Reinhart said, was nine fewer vessel calls in July.
Further, Reinhart pointed out that July was a significant month for the port as it hosted its first ship – the MOL Benefactor — to transit the widened Panama Canal and the port handled its biggest vessel to date: the 10,300-TEU Hyundai Saturn.
Some of the calendar-year-to-date highlights:
TEUs: 1,495,990, up 1.1% 600 World Trade Center I Norfolk, VA 23510 I ph (757) 683 8000 I toll-free (800) 446-8098 I portofvirginia.com
Total rail containers: 310,783, up 10%
Total VIP containers: 22,937, up 13.8%
Total containers: 849,284, flat (a decrease of 123 containers)
Ship calls, 1,164, up 1.5%
About The Port of Virginia
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 the Port of Richmond. In fiscal 2013, The Port of Virginia provided more than 374,000 jobs and generated $60.3 billion in total economic impact throughout the Commonwealth.