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the Richmond Express barge and a specialized, heavy-lift forklift that will help to
make the port a destination for cold cargo.
The total project cost was $595,934, of
which the federal Marine Highway Projects
program covered $446,747, with the port
contributing the balance.
Meanwhile, a major two-part upgrade
will allow for a 40 percent increase in container traffic through the Port of Virginia,
potentially creating 286,000 new jobs
across the state, generating $38 billion
in spending and $1.1 billion in new state
and local taxes. The Norfolk International
Terminals (NIT) South Expansion has
attracted $350 million in state funding for
a total $375 million project to modernize
the port as a semi-automated facility with
electric rather than diesel rail-mounted
gantry cranes. Scheduled to open in 2020,
it would increase capacity by 400,000 containers, or 46 percent.
In June 2017, the port completed its
North Gate Expansion: a 26-lane gate complex that will speed the flow of truck-borne
cargo and more than double the total gate
capacity at NIT. The cost of the project was
$42 million, of which the port contributed

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$27 million. An additional $15 million came
from the federal Transportation Investment
Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER)
grant program.
"On the other side of the river, we are
doubling the capacity of the Virginia
International Gateway by spring of 2019,
in part with private owners," says Reinhart.
This $320 million project includes expanded
rail operation, a longer berth, an expanded
container yard and four new ship-to-shore
cranes. "We will have one million containers of additional capacity when these two
projects are complete," he says.
Last January, NIT received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency under the federal Diesel
Emission Reduction Act (DERA) to purchase nine hybrid mobile container handling
machines that will save fuel and reduce emissions. (The port is investing $6.1 million.)
The port is in the initial stages of a dredging project estimated to cost $324 million,
potentially to be split between state and
federal governments. Besides opening
the port to today's larger cargo ships, the

"We cannot have
a competitive
economy without an
effective national
transportation
system."
-Courtney
Gregoire, Port
of Seattle and
Northwest
Seaport Alliance

dredging would make the Port of Virginia
"the deepest, widest and safest harbor on the
east coast," Reinhart says. Later, a planned
Craney Island Extension project would save
costs by utilizing fill from the dredging to
create space for a container terminal that
could handle 3 million containers a year.

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From the President’s Desk
Business Boom: Ports Report Record-Setting 2017
One-Sided Investments – U.S. Ports Call for Federal Support of Long-Term Infrastructure Development
Ship Shape: Ports Navigate Their Niches to Find Their Areas of Expertise
Finding the Right Mix – A Latin American Port’s Perspective
Dredging Demands
Water Resources System Integral to Competitiveness of US Economy and Security
Port-Based Welfare Provision: It’s About Collaboration
Index of Advertisers
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - From the President’s Desk
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Business Boom: Ports Report Record-Setting 2017
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - One-Sided Investments – U.S. Ports Call for Federal Support of Long-Term Infrastructure Development
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Ship Shape: Ports Navigate Their Niches to Find Their Areas of Expertise
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Finding the Right Mix – A Latin American Port’s Perspective
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Water Resources System Integral to Competitiveness of US Economy and Security
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