Port of Virginia to Close Marine Terminal

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Port of Virginia to Close Marine Terminal

Mike Schuler

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April 17, 2020

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The Port of Virginia will certainly shut among its terminals because of COVID-19’s effect on international profession.

Starting May 4, 2020, the port’s Portsmouth Marine Terminal will certainly be shut as well as freight quantities will certainly be combined to various other terminals.

As an industry, we are faced with a record number of blank sailings, and idled containerships, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have witnessed a marked decline in current and forecasted volumes from our shippers and ocean carriers,” the port stated in a declaration.

The Portsmouth Marine Terminal incorporates 287 acres on the west financial institution of the Elizabeth River as well as has 3,540 feet of jetty, 3 berths, 6 Super Post-Panamax STS cranes, as well as has the ability to take care of containers, break-bulk, as well as roll-on/roll-off freight, according to the Port of Virginia web site. Its container ability is 437,500 TEU annually.

In 2019, the Port of Virginia took care of a document 2.9 million TEU as well as 21.9 million lots of basic freight with over 1,500 vessel phone calls.

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