Port of Virginia starts expansion project...


port.today | 2017-02-19 12:15 UTC

Yesterday at Virginia International Gateway (VIG), US East Coast, survey crews began the preparatory work commencing a USD 320 mln three-year expansion project that will nearly double the terminals annual capacity, announced the Virginia Port Authority press release. The project is the first of two large-scale expansion projects that, when complete in 2020, will increase the overall annual capacity of the sixth largest containerized cargo complex in the United States by 40%, or 1 mln container units. The VIG project includes expansion of the berths, the container stacking yard and the gate, as well as doubling the on-dock rail operation, with the aim to expand the ports rail reach into the market by making use of the National Gateway, CSXs double-stack route into the Midwest. The yesterday surveying commences the works on the container yard, which is to be increased up to 28 stacks, and on the rail yard, which will see in total 8 tracks at completion. Additionally, 26 RMG cranes

By PortToday on 2017-02-19 12:15 UTC
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