Port sets another record in July
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