Port of Virginia container volume up 18.5 percent to 228,516 TEUs in January
The Port of Virginia moved 228,516 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in January, setting a new volume mark for the month, growing volume by 18.5 percent when compared with last January and pushing the fiscal-year-to-date growth to 8 percent. The port handled the heavy volume despite two lost workdays in January that were the result of a heavy snow at the start of the month, the company said in its press release.
The continued growth comes as the port prepares to begin work on its three-year capacity expansion plan at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) and Norfolk International Terminals.
January Cargo Snapshot (percentages reflect change compared with January 2016):
Exports – 121,232, up 17.5%
Imports – 107,284, up 20%
Containers – 128,420, up 17%
Rail Containers – 48,876, up 27%
Barge Containers – 4,320, up 42%
Truck Containers – 75,224, up 10%
Virginia Inland Port Containers – 2,960, up 13%
Richmond Marine Terminal Containers – 2,125, up 64%