$320M VIG Expansion Project Completed
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Posted by: Laura Bird
Read the Full Press Release on the Governor's Website
PORTSMOUTH | Today celebrates the completion of the $320 million expansion at Virginia International Gateway (VIG), a significant milestone in the Port of Virginia's overall expansion plans to increase capacity by 40%.
VIG now provides 800 feet of berth, allowing as many as three Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) to service at the same time. The terminal also offers 26 new rail-mounted gantry cranes, 13 new container stacks, and four 170 foot tall ship-to-shore cranes, the largest on the East Coast.
“The completion of this project will enable the Port to continue to connect Virginia’s economy and America’s businesses and consumers to markets around the globe,” said Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine.
“Today we celebrate a major milestone in the most ambitious construction project ever undertaken at The Port of Virginia,” said Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director John Reinhart. "We are excited about taking this next step on a path to sustainability and success that will help drive job creation and investments across the Commonwealth.”
First Photo: John Reinhart, CEO & Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority speaks during the celebration marking the completion of VIG's expansion.
Second Photo: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam offers his congratulations, excited for the Port's efforts in driving economic investment and job creation across the Commonwealth.