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Port of Virginia’s near-record month ‘speaks volumes’

April was the second-most productive month in the history of the Port of Virginia in Norfolk.

The Virginia Port Authority said Tuesday that the Port of Virginia handled 323,244 twenty-foot equivalent units in April, up 12.9% year-over-year. 

The all-time record was set in December 2021, and April was just shy of missing the mark, by only 2,300 TEUs, according to the port authority. 

Loaded imports rose by 3.4% in April to 142,639 TEUs, while loaded exports grew by 4.2% to 99,589 TEUs. 

Since the start of the port’s fiscal year last July, the port has processed nearly 1.2 million TEUs, a 10.2% gain compared with the same period in 2020 and 2021.

“There is a growing interest in The Port of Virginia. We’re efficient, we’re investing $1.3 billion during the next four years to ensure we have the infrastructure and capacity and our results speak volumes,” Virginia Port Authority CEO Stephen A. Edwards said. 

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