Record Breaking Port Does It Again


The Port of Virginia has seen 238,567 TEUs pass through its terminals in the month of October, 2016, which is an industry benchmark according to the Virginia-Pilot.

In August 2016, the Port of Virginia reported its busiest month on record, and despite the challenges presented to the port by Hurricane Matthew, it seems the port is still setting standards.

John Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority, said: “The peak-season cargo is continuing and the volumes are being carried on bigger vessels that are rotating into the Atlantic trade. We are seeing ships in the 10,000-plus TEU range with regularity and larger vessels are on the horizon.”

Governor Terry R. McAuliffe on Wednesday September 21, 2016, announced that The Port of Virginia had signed a new, long-term lease for Virginia International Gateway (VIG) that clears the way for the port to begin work on doubling capacity at the deep-water container terminal.

The US$670 million Norfolk International Terminals and the Virginia International Gateway in Portsmouth are underway and expected to help dramatically increase throughput and productivity at the port.

On October 25, 2016, Konecranes announced that it had received a Notice of Intent to Award Contracts from the Virginia Port Authority; the Award covers the provision of 86 Automated Stacking Cranes.

Deliveries are scheduled in phases for 2018-2020. The value of the contracts will exceed US$200 million. This will be the largest deal in the history of Konecranes.

See below Juha Pankakowski from Konecranes discuss Big Data at the PTI Terminal Automation and Training Conference 2016. 

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