When competition spurs investment, shippers stand to benefit regardless of their port preference. A variety of factors — harbor depths, ocean services, on- and near-dock intermodal facilities, rail lift capacity, and inland reach — will determine where shippers will funnel Asia imports heading to Chicago and the Ohio Valley sweet spot farther east.
Norfolk Southern opens transfer terminal in Chesapeake to serve shippers of dry and liquid bulk commodities
10 Apr 2015
The Port of Virginia is rolling out even more equipment and continuing construction on a new cargo yard in an effort to relieve a now seven-week-long container backlog on the waterfront.
01 Apr 2015
The Port of Virginia is rolling out additional equipment and breaking ground on a new cargo yard in an effort to relieve a now six-week-long container backlog on the waterfront.
20 Mar 2015
Near-unprecedented congestion in Virginia has prompted the state port authority there to reach out to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for permission to pay overtime for customs officers working extended operating hours.
18 Mar 2015
The Port of Virginia is about to enter its second week of near-unprecedented congestion that has now spread to three of its four terminals on the Elizabeth River.
17 Mar 2015
Three carrier alliances are launching Asia-U.S. East Coast services that will increase capacity on the route by 6 percent, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.
12 Mar 2015
For days now, trucks in Southeast Virginia have queued in hour-long lines, blocking highway exits and struggling to enter Virginia International Gateway, once prided as the most efficient container terminal in the state.
11 Mar 2015
The Port of Virginia blamed a 1 percent year-over-year decrease in container traffic in February on severe winter weather and warned it was still grappling with cold and icy conditions that have brought down productivity.
05 Mar 2015
The Port of Virginia closed its port in Richmond after unexpected snowfall hit the James River facility Thursday afternoon.
05 Mar 2015
Virginia’s Norfolk International Terminals remained closed Thursday to all export rail containers, as the port continues to cope with backlogged rail volume at the facility.
04 Mar 2015
The Port of Virginia said Wednesday that a hold is still in place on all export intermodal rail traffic at its Norfolk International Terminals as the port continues to cope with significant rail volume at the facility.