Deeper channels, terminal expansions to have big impact across Virginia.
Welcome to the 2018 Virginia Maritime Guide! Formerly known as the Hampton Roads Maritime & International Trade Guide, this year’s name change recognizes the important role maritime commerce, the logistics industry and international trade play not just in Hampton Roads but across the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.
Project to dredge harbor channels vital to the Port of Virginia’s future.
A key to the Port of Virginia’s future lies 55 feet below the surface of the Norfolk harbor.
The Port of Virginia has joined a pilot program that will allow blueberries, apples, grapes and pears from South America to get to grocery shelves more quickly.
Trucks visiting Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) can now roll through its new north gate lanes in under two minutes.
Exporting creates new opportunities for Virginia businesses
There are a variety of federal and state resources available for companies interested in growing international sales.
Construction projects aim to provide a smooth ride through the Old Dominion.
There’s a slew of construction underway in the commonwealth. Below is a list of road projects underway, or in the pipeline, which should help ease congestion around the state’s marine terminals.
FMC investigates the application of detention and demurrage fees
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has launched an investigation into the fees charged by marine terminal operators and ocean carriers when shippers and motor carriers are delayed picking up cargo and returning containers.
There is a small group of pleasure readers who will flip to the final chapter of a novel and read the conclusion first. As odd as you might find the behavior, research from University of California-San Diego professor Nicholas Christenfeld suggests that “spoiling” the plot can actually lead to increased enjoyment while reading. As to whether you should consider the technique the next time you grab a military-thriller or mystery novel, I can offer no advice. But, I do recommend the technique the next time you must read a contract.
Virginia’s Southern hospitality extends into the business world. The state hosts more than 750 foreign firms, according to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP).