12 New Container Stacks Go to Work at NIT; Phase I of $375M Capacity Expansion is Complete

12 New Container Stacks Go to Work at NIT; Phase I of $375M Capacity Expansion is Complete

The Port of Virginia® continues to expand its capacity and this month 12 new container stacks at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) began operating as the project to reconfigure the terminal’s south …
Mar 11, 2019 /  Vessels
Container Stack-Yard Work at VIG Ends; Overall Expansion Project is on Target for June Completion

Container Stack-Yard Work at VIG Ends; Overall Expansion Project is on Target for June Completion

“We are on-budget, on-time and with the end clearly in sight, we are already seeing the benefits.” This week, container stack No. 1 began operating at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) and in doing so …
Feb 21, 2019 /  Curious
Full Federal Authorization Clears Path for Virginia to Become the Deepest Port of US East Coast

Full Federal Authorization Clears Path for Virginia to Become the Deepest Port of US East Coast

The Port of Virginia’s® Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization with today’s approval by the …
Oct 26, 2018 /  Curious
The first bundle of six RMGs arrived safely at Virginia International Gateway; Six Units in Service by April

The first bundle of six RMGs arrived safely at Virginia International Gateway; Six Units in Service by April

Crews at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) unloaded the first bundle of six rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) following the arrival of the Happy Buccaneer, a heavy-load vessel that arrived in the Norfolk Harbor Friday …
Feb 5, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Virginia sets new annual volume record in 2017 having handled 2.84 million TEUs

Port of Virginia sets new annual volume record in 2017 having handled 2.84 million TEUs

The Port of Virginia® set a new annual record for container cargo volume having handled more than 2.84 million twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, a 7 percent increase over last year’s total. In 2017, …
Jan 12, 2018 /  Curious
Foss Maritime ships hundreds of Utility Trucks to help restore power in Puerto Rico

Foss Maritime ships hundreds of Utility Trucks to help restore power in Puerto Rico

5 Barges Head Out This Weekend on 10-Day Voyage At the Port of Virginia in Norfolk and the Port of Lake Charles in Louisiana, Foss Maritime is loading hundreds of utility trucks onto barges bound for Puerto Rico this …
Jan 5, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Virginia orders four new cranes

Port of Virginia orders four new cranes

Port Orders Four New Cranes; USEC’s Largest Cranes Ensure Virginia’s Ability to Handle Ships of the Future Order is Part of $320M Expansion of VIG The Port of Virginia® yesterday signed a contract …
Aug 23, 2017 /  Curious
Record July Volumes at the Port of Virginia; Growth continues in truck and barge cargo

Record July Volumes at the Port of Virginia; Growth continues in truck and barge cargo

The Port of Virginia® moved 234,230 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in July, which is growth of 7.5 percent when compared with the same month last year and a record as the best July cargo performance. On a …
Aug 11, 2017 /  Curious
Container Volumes At Ports of Virginia Up 9% in March; Planning Underway for Arrival of 13,000-TEU Vessel

Container Volumes At Ports of Virginia Up 9% in March; Planning Underway for Arrival of 13,000-TEU Vessel

The Port of Virginia® moved 232,148 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in March, placing it among the most productive months in the port’s history. The continued growth comes as the port is preparing for …
Apr 17, 2017 /  Curious
American Container Line to Shift Vessel Calls from Norfolk International Terminals

American Container Line to Shift Vessel Calls from Norfolk International Terminals

US shipping company American Container Line (ACL) plans to relocate vessel calls from the Port of Virginia’s Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) to Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT), starting from late March …
Mar 1, 2017 /  Vessels