Port of Virginia sees cargo increase in January

Port of Virginia sees cargo increase in January
As seen in Virginia Business

The Port of Virginia reported an 8.9 percent increase in its container volume in January.

The port handled 240,111 TEUs, or 20-foot equivalent units, during the month.

Truck traffic was up 9.2 percent, while the number of containers traveling via rail was up 3 percent.

Loaded container imports were up 5.4 percent in the month, while loaded export containers were up 2.2 percent.

Container traffic traveling from the port’s Hampton Roads terminals via barge to the Richmond Marine Terminal was up 54.1 percent to 3,406 containers.

To date, container traffic during the current fiscal year is up 2.8 percent.

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