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Port of Virginia’s International Gateway expansion project completed

PortandTerminal.com, July 24, 2019

PORTSMOUTH, VA – Governor Ralph Northam on Tuesday announced the Port of Virginia’s $320 million expansion at the Virginia International Gateway container terminal is complete.

John F. Reinhart – CEO and Executive Director – Port of Virginia

“Today we celebrate a major milestone in the most ambitious construction project ever undertaken at The Port of Virginia,”

John F. Reinhart – CEO and Executive Director – Port of Virginia

The newly expanded port can now increase cargo and container capacity at its two major terminals by 40 percent.

The project consisted of an 800-foot expansion of the berth at VIG will allow the terminal to serve as many as three Ultra-Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) simultaneously. VIG now boasts 26 new rail-mounted gantry cranes as well, which support 13 new container stacks, creating more room to stack and sort containers.

In January, the port received new 170-foot-tall ship-to-shore cranes. These cranes are the largest on the U.S. East Coast and will be able to service container vessels, regardless of their size, for decades to come.

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