Port of Virginia Takes Measures to Ease Congestion

The Port of Virginia (VPA) continues to take immediate action to help mitigate the congestion that has beset Virginia International Gateway during the last week.

VPA announced that starting on 13 March, it had reduced the number of days export containers can sit at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) from 10 to 9. Other measures include extending free-time for all containers at VIG by two days, extending Sunday gate hours, and using a barge service to shift containers to Portsmouth Marine Terminal to reduce the terminals stack density.

Among already implemented mitigation measures, the port is keeping empty container moves out of the gates at both VIG and Norfolk International Terminals (NIT). The port is also using the 64 Express barge service to move containers between VIG and NIT in order to keep that dray traffic out of the gate.

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