Norfolk, the port of Virginia, had there best results in July.
More an 293,000 TEU handled in July 21.
Or in other words an approx. 33% increase in YOY (year-over-year).
Export Containers soared up to 81,086 TEU (which means an increase by 18,2%).
Import Containers skyrocket incredible 35,3 % (!!!) to 142,963 TEU.
The empty box movement rose dramatically as well:
A significant jump of 47,3 % up to 66,842 empty TEU exported and "only" 2,254 empties imported.
Stephen A. Edwards, Virginia Port Authority CEO and executive director, looks bullish into the upcoming peak season.
While he clearly expects the numbers to rise again due to Christmas business, he is confident about continuously meeting the customers expectation and their operations.
Quote "Our performance at berth, the truck gates and rail ramps is absolutely world class."
Positive news is also the ongoing investments into the harbor infrastructure and maintenance, which are briefly described in this article as well.