“As an industry, we are faced with a record number of blank sailings, and idled containerships, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have witnessed a marked decline in current and forecasted volumes from our shippers and ocean carriers,” the port said in a statement.
The Portsmouth Marine Terminal encompasses 287 acres on the west bank of the Elizabeth River and has 3,540 feet of wharf, three berths, 6 Super Post-Panamax STS cranes, and is able to handle containers, break-bulk, and roll-on/roll-off cargo, according to the Port of Virginia website. Its container capacity is 437,500 TEU per year.
In 2019, the Port of Virginia handled a record 2.9 million TEU and 21.9 million tons of general cargo with over 1,500 vessel calls.
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