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Box volumes are surging this fall at the Port of Virginia, processing more than 318,000 TEU in October, marking a new single-month volume record.

October was the third consecutive month of TEU volumes in excess of 305,000 units. “This is a strong run of volume and our operation, the team behind it and our labor partners are performing at a very high level,” said Stephen A. Edwards, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.

He went on to comment, “We are handling record volumes with no congestion issues. The productivity at our berths, gates and rail ramps is exceptional right now and we are delivering real value to our customers.”

Since August, the port has processed 444,600-loaded import TEU, which is an increase of 19% when compared with last year, while export loads totaled 254,600 TEU, an increase of nearly 9%.

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