Ongoing expansion at VIG
Published 10:52 pm Monday, October 1, 2018
Four new inbound truck gates were placed into service last week at the Port of Virginia’s Virginia International Gateway Terminal, expanding capacity at the terminal by 30 percent, according to a press release.
Gates 14 through 17 were put into service on Thursday as part of the $320 million project to increase capacity and efficiency at the terminal. Each lane can process up to 800 weekly transactions.
“Each week at VIG we process more than 13,000 truck transactions, and our motor-carrier partners handle nearly two-thirds of the volume moving across the port,” John F. Reinhart, chief executive officer and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, stated in the press release. “We are taking the necessary steps to ensure Virginia remains a global gateway and we are committed to continually improving the daily experience of our partners, customers and stakeholders.”
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According to the press release, all 26 of the new rail-mounted gantry cranes have been delivered to Virginia International Gateway, and testing is under way to bring them into service. The last new container stack at Virginia International Gateway comes online in January, while all others will be operational by October.
The upgrade to the N4 terminal operating system has been completed and is being used to support the Trucker Reservation System. The first phase of the expanded rail yard at Virginia International Gateway is operational, and the second phase is scheduled for completion in June.
There’s ongoing progress for the berth construction that’s tracking for completion in mid-to-late October. The four new ship-to-shore cranes are in the final stages of fabrication in China and are scheduled for delivery early next year.
“We are making significant progress at VIG and are on target for completion there in June,” Reinhart stated.