Port Partners,

An online version of this message can be found here: Hurricane Florence – Message 5 – 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 13 (Updated Gate Hours)

As Hurricane Florence approaches the North Carolina coast, The Port of Virginia remains vigilant, taking steps to ensure the safety of lives, infrastructure and cargo.

As of 0513 hours this morning, September 13, the National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Southeastern Virginia, including the port. Heavy rain and tropical storm force winds are anticipated during a 36-hour period from Thursday evening, September 13, through Saturday morning, September 15.

Per the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) – Fifth District Hampton Roads, the main shipping channel remains closed at the Virginia Capes. Vessels may only enter/exit the port based on exemptions granted exclusively by the USCG.

In the interest of customer service and cargo accessibility, The Port of Virginia announces the following:

•Thursday, September 13
oTRUCK GATES OPEN at all six Port of Virginia cargo terminals – observe normal/posted operating hours
No TRS reservations required – open hours at all terminals
No empty reefer movement in or out of NIT
oPPCY/RSA remain CLOSED – all empties routed to the marine terminals
Please consult the matrix
oPCY chassis yard – OPEN
oPort administrative offices, including the World Trade Center – OPEN

•Friday, September 14
oTRUCK GATES CLOSED at NIT, PMT, NNMT, VIG and the PPCY
oTRUCK GATES OPEN at Richmond Marine Terminal and the Virginia Inland Port (posted hours)
oPort administrative offices, including the World Trade Center – CLOSED

•Saturday, September 15
oTRUCK GATES OPEN – WEEKDAY HOURS – NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
VIG – 0200 hours open – 1700 hours portal closure
NIT – 0500 hours open – 1700 hours portal closure
PMT – 0600 hours open – 1700 hours last inbound unit
PPCY/RSA – CLOSED
NNMT – CLOSED
RMT – CLOSED
VIP – CLOSED

•Sunday, September 16
oTRUCK GATES OPEN – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (** note below)
VIG – 0700 hours open – 1100 hours portal closure
NIT – 0700 hours open – 1100 hours portal closure
PMT – 0700 hours open – 1100 hours last inbound unit
PPCY/RSA – CLOSED
NNMT – CLOSED
RMT CLOSED
VIP – CLOSED

** TRS Reservations for Sunday, September 16, and Monday, September 17, can be made beginning at 1600 hours today, September 13.

With safety as our primary concern, we are striving to protect the commercial interests of our customers and partners. We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to serving you.

Be vigilant and be safe.

Gregory J. Edwards
Director, Internal and Partner Communications

Virginia Port Authority
600 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
Office: 757-683-2110
Cell: 757-617-0852
www.portofvirginia.com

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