Port of Virginia

Port of Virginia

Established in 1952, the Virginia Port Authority owns and is responsible for the operations of the Port of Virginia — three marine terminals: Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal and Newport News Marine Terminal, as well as the Virginia Inland Port, an inland intermodal facility located in Front Royal. Subsidiary Virginia International Terminals was incorporated in 1981 to operate the terminals owned by VPA.

11 Jan 2019
Sponsored: Ship-to-shore cranes for Virginia International Gateway arrived at the start of January 2019, and the The Port of Virginia is preparing for completion of the terminal expansion by June and 30 percent through Norfolk International Terminal improvements, says The Port of Virginia Chief Operating Officer Shawn Tibbetts. He discussed the complexities of rail investment and navigating challenges of integrating a new reservation system.
Trucks at a port.
20 Dec 2018
A reservation system is one tool to improve fluidity, according to port officials, but the trucking community believes restricting access is a step in the wrong direction.
Virginia International Gateway.
10 Dec 2018
Virginia officials are working through teething problems — including unused booked appointments — as the port strives to boost fluidity.
Chassis near a port.
04 Dec 2018
The port authorities involved believe the current total is good enough for now, but how long that remains the case, and what action they would take moving forward, depends on several factors.
Fruit at a market.
30 Nov 2018
Market share remains in the single digits —both as a percentage of overall reefer imports and exports in the US and overall volumes within the individual ports — but the port authorities of Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia say the US Department of Agriculture clearance will open the door to even more business opportunities.
Port of Wilmington, North Carolina.
21 Sep 2018
Flooding continued to disrupt traffic through the region, with severe problems east of Route 95. The area west of Route 95, however, had returned to relative normality Friday.
Wilmington, North Carolina.
18 Sep 2018
The biggest disruption is for truckers traveling Interstate 95 through the Carolinas. Flooding has shut down most of I-95 in North Carolina, except for a nine-mile stretch.
Hurricane Florence.
13 Sep 2018
The hurricane headed for the Carolinas as of Thursday, with the ports of Savannah and Virginia having reduced exposure.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States.
10 Sep 2018
Whether shippers moving goods through the US Southeast and Mid-Atlantic see delays and elevated truck rates for days or for weeks largely hinges on exactly where Hurricane Florence makes landfall and with how big of a wallop.
Appalachian Regional Port.
07 Sep 2018
An axiom argues, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” and there’s no better example of that than what tight North American truck capacity has prompted.
The Port of Virginia at sunset.
31 May 2018
The Port of Virginia has scored a major victory to deepen its harbor to 55 feet and make the location one of the most attractive on the US East Coast for beneficial cargo owners.
Port of Virginia.
22 May 2018
The Port of Virginia has been experiencing glitches with its new Navis N4 software in the Virginia International Gateway terminal. Fortunately, there has not been a major disruption for beneficial cargo owners but it is creating an inconvenience for truckers.
13 May 2018
Sponsored: Port of Virginia CEO John Reinhart on expectations for new technologies, the importance of building in resilience, the agreement with Georgia Ports Authority, and launch of a new terminal reservation system.
port of Savannah.
18 Apr 2018
US Southeast ports are expanding inland, giving beneficial cargo owners in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and other areas an intermodal opportunity to avoid the long, expensive dray to a port city — a significant option in a capacity-short US truck transport market.
Truckers protesting at Virginia International Gateway.
27 Mar 2018
Truckers in Norfolk protest the persistent delays at the Virginia International Gateway terminal. For shippers, these multiple hour turns can slow the delivery of their containers and add a layer of unpredictability to their supply chain. The Port of Virginia says be patient, things will be getting better soon.
12 Mar 2018
The depth of 55 feet would make Virginia the deepest harbor on the US East Coast.
Port of Norfolk.
09 Mar 2018
If the partnership between the ports of Virginia and Georgia works as port officials hope, shippers will see a smoother, more efficient process for moving cargo through the ports, potentially boosting the incentive to use them, rather than others, along the coast.
Port of Los Angeles.
09 Feb 2018
After a substantial gain in 2017, retailers are forecasting another increase in US container import volume in 2018, as container lines and beneficial cargo owners prepare for annual trans-Pacific rate and service contract negotiations.
Rail-mounted gantry cranes arrive at the Port of Virginia.
01 Feb 2018
Virginia is the latest US port to introduce appointment systems for truckers as marine terminals try to better handle the import surges caused by mega-ship calls.
28 Jan 2018
Sponsored: In fiscal 2017, The Port of Virginia grabbed the No. 1 rail port spot for the East Coast. Executive Director John Reinhart and Chief Operating Officer Shawn Tibbetts discuss plans to increase rail capacity and expedite freight flow, detailing construction projects and equipment improvements under way.
23 Jan 2018
The Trump administration announced the tariffs Monday in response to complaints from US-based manufacturers that foreign competition was unfairly flooding the US market with cheap imports.
12 Jan 2018
CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Virginia John Reinhart and JOC Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi discuss the year ahead at the Port of Virginia amid growing volumes and shifting transportation landscape.
12 Oct 2017
Virginia joins Miami, South Carolina, Port Everglades, Tampa, Jacksonville, Port Manatee, and Savannah in the program.
05 Oct 2017
Virginia is one of several North American ports that are exploring or have implemented reservation systems for trucks.
29 Sep 2017
Virginia’s Port of Richmond is evolving from an underutilized riverport into an inland distribution hub.
19 Sep 2017
The Port of Virginia is tapping into the growing Midwest market.
10 Jul 2017
The changing landscape for international intermodal rail reflects the fierce competition among US East Coast ports to attract away from the West Coast discretionary cargo into and out of points east of the Ohio Valley.
27 Jun 2017
The $42 million North Gate project is part of a larger investment the Virginia Port Authority has undertaken to improve productivity for shippers.
26 May 2017
The opening of the elevated Bayonne Bridge in June is likely to bring change.
18 May 2017
Roughly $4.6 billion is needed at East and Gulf coast ports to remedy pinch points in harbor infrastructure.
07 Apr 2017
The Federal Maritime Commission’s unanimous decision not to block the East Coast Gateway Port Terminal Agreement, the first of its kind in the United States, sets a precedent for port partnerships of this kind.
27 Feb 2017
State port authorities in Georgia and Virginia want US federal maritime regulators to allow them to work together.