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Port of Virginia April volume drops 2.6pc to 219,281 TEU

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THE Virginia Port Authority (VPA) posted a 2.6 per cent year-on-year decline in April cargo throughput to 219,281 TEU.

In April loaded imports totalled 97,607 TEU, down 3.5 per cent compared to the same month last year. Loaded exports totalled 86,251 TEU, up 0.7 per cent while imported empties came in at 2,112 TEU, down 40.2 per cent and empty exports totalled 33,311 TEU, down 4.6 per cent.

Over the first four months of the year, the Port of Virginia handled 910,772 TEU, up 0.5 per cent.

Looking ahead, Mr Reinhart said: "We expect volumes to increase, according to forecast, and remain steady as summer's peak season nears."

The port authority also announced the deployment of a Navis N4 terminal operating system at the Virginia International Gateway terminal (VIG) in Portsmouth. 

The system is already in use at Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal and Richmond Marine Terminal.

"This system seamlessly links together the entire terminal's operations and allows for greater data sharing and collection, which will drive efficiency," said Virginia Port Authority CEO John Reinhart.

In addition, three new container stacks will be coming online at VIG shortly. "This will increase useful capacity at VIG by 20 per cent, and in June, three more stacks will come online," said Mr Reinhart, reports American Shipper.