Congratulations to one of our members, the Port of Virginia, for breaking its annual record for container cargo volume. In 2016, import and export volumes were up 6 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively, over the prior year.
The port had record rail volume as well, with an increase of 14 percent compared with 2015.
“This record rail result placed The Port of Virginia as the highest rail-volume port on the East Coast, truly solidifying our position as the Mid-Atlantic’s global gateway,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority.
“Throughout the year we built a significant amount of momentum that is carrying us forward in 2017. Our focus now is getting underway with our capacity projects Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) and Virginia International Gateway (VIG), completing and opening the new gate at NIT in June and expanding our rail reach into our market by making use of the National Gateway, CSX’s double-stack route into the Midwest.”
Read more about the Port of Virginia’s 2016 accomplishments: Port of Virginia Sets New Volume Record in 2016 Having Handled 2.65 Million TEUs »