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Port of Virginia shatters single-month cargo mark

By: | at 02:03 PM | Ports & Terminals  

​Last month, the port moved 205,137 TEUs, a 13.7 percent increase in volume when compared with the same month last year. The calendar year volume is 1.25 million TEUs, up 7.2 percent over the same period last year.

The former single-month record was 199,448 TEUs set in October 2007.

“In July, we saw a nice balance of import and export cargo – a bit heavier on exports—meaning customers are taking advantage of those first-in and last-out port calls here,” Oliver said.

Import TEUs tallied 98,774 and exports were 106,363 in July, increases of 14.9 percent and 12.7 percent, respectively. For the calendar year, imports are up 8.9 percent and exports are 5.7 percent.

“Additionally, our rail volume continues to be strong: In July we handled 37,985 rail containers and that figure represents the second-best month for rail in the history of the port, after the all-time record set earlier in May.”

Virginia’s breakbulk business was also on the rise in July. The port handled 37,584 short tons of breakbulk cargo last month making it the best month for breakbulk business since last November.

Calendar year TEU totals,2013vs. 2012:

July 2013 = 205,137

• July 2012 = 180,384

June 2013 = 175,864

• June 2012 = 168,430

May 2013 = 191,368

• May 2012 = 178,584

April 2013 = 179,370

• April 2012 = 169,644

March 2013 = 179,518

• March 2012 = 166,719

February 2013 = 169,390

• February 2012 = 157,050

January 2013 = 158,766

• January 2012 = 154,300