Port sets another record in July

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The Port of Virginia had another record-setting month in July.

The port said it moved 234,230 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in July, the most cargo its ever handled during that month. The volume is up 7.5 percent over July 2016.

On a calendar-year basis, total TEU volumes are up 8.1 percent, containers are up 8.5 percent. The cargo moving by trucks is up 9 percent, while the cargo moved via rail is up 5.6 percent.  Barge traffic is up 30 percent.

July cargo snapshot:

-Loaded exports: 75,703, down 2 percent

-Loaded import TEUs: 109,215, up 9 percent

-Containers: 134,104, up 8 percent

-Virginia Inland Port containers: 2,754, up 3 percent

-Truck containers: 85,442, up 13 percent

-Rail containers: 44,598, down 0.2 percent

-Total barge containers: 4,064, up 7 percent

-Richmond barge containers: 1,772, up 5 percent

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