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Port of Virginia cargo up 9 percent in September

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The Port of Virginia moved about 8 percent more cargo in September than it did the previous September.

The port moved 237,816 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) during the month.

For the calendar year, total TEU volumes are up 7.5 percent, rail up 4 percent, trucks up 9.4 percent and barge traffic up 26.5 percent.

“Our gate volume was up nearly 15 percent, barge volume to Richmond Marine Terminal was up more than 12 percent and automobiles moving across the Newport News Marine Terminal increased more than 28 percent, on a year-over-year basis,” John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority said in a statement.

September cargo snapshot:

Loaded export TEUs – 76,794, down 6.2 percent
Loaded import TEUs – 109,716, up 9.5 percent
Containers – 135,042, up 9.1 percent
Virginia Inland Port containers – 3,243, down 5.4 percent
Truck containers – 84,520, up 15 percent
Rail containers – 46,523, down 1.4 percent
Total barge containers – 3,999, up 30 percent
Richmond barge containers – 1,705, up 12 percent
Vehicle units – 1,932, up 28.5 percent

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