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Port of Virginia to receive 5 new pieces of equipment

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-31 10:45:50-05

Norfolk, Va. – Five new pieces of cargo handling equipment are scheduled to arrive by vessel to Port of Virginia on Thursday around 10 a.m.

The equipment includes four, lightly used rubber-tire gantry cranes purchased from a port in Ukraine and a brand-new mobile harbor crane.

The equipment will arrive at the Virginia International Gateway (VIG) terminal.

After the ship unloads at VIG, it will spend three days at the Norfolk International Terminal (NIT) to unload the three remaining pieces of equipment.

Finally, the equipment will travel to the Port of Richmond and deliver the new mobile harbor crane around January 5.

“We continue to seek ways to improve our cargo throughput in all areas across our operation,” said CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority John F. Reinhart. “These pieces of cargo conveyance equipment will do just that and within a reasonable time frame.”