The gates, 14 through 17, were put into service Thursday as part of a $320 million project to increase capacity and efficiency at the terminal. Each lane can process up to 800 transactions per week.
“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 part, said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.
The Virginia Port Authority reported:
• All 26 of the new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) have been delivered to VIG and testing is under way to bring the equipment into service.
• The last new container stack at VIG will come online in January, but all others will be operational in October.
• The upgrade to the N4 terminal operating system is complete and is being used to support the trucker reservation system.
• The first phase of the expanded rail yard at VIG is operational. Phase two work is scheduled for completion in June 2019.
• Progress on the berth construction is continuing and is tracking for a mid- to late-October completion.
• Four new ship-to-shore cranes are in the final stages of fabrication in China and are scheduled for delivery to Virginia in early 2019.