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  • Port of Virginia’s massive expansion project is done, but not everyone is happy

    After about two years, the Port of Virginia has finally been able to put a bow on one of its major expansion projects.

    Virginia International Gateway, one of the two main terminals, is now 800 feet longer. It can accommodate three ultra-large container ships at once and features more than a dozen new stacking yards to pack in more containers to be whisked away by truck or by rail.

    Also on display: four brand new, Chinese-made, 170-foot ship-to-shore cranes that quickly move boxes on and off ships.

    To mark the completion of the project, dignitaries huddled in an air-conditioned tent last Tuesday on the terminal’s berth. They shared in applause with port officials and engineers who worked on the $320 million project. To read more, visit The Virginian-Pilot.

     


    Posted: August 1, 2019