February 17, 2015
The Port of Virginia is staggering the reopening of its terminals given the amount of snow and ice that needed to be removed from all of the port’s terminals.
The schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 18, is as follows:

Virginia International Gateway (VIG)
— Berth and vessel work resumes at 6 a.m.
— Truck gate and rail operations resume at 1 p.m.

Norfolk International Terminals (NIT)
— All operations resume at 1 p.m.

Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT)
— Berth and vessel work resumes at 7 p.m.

Virginia Inland Port (VIP)
— All operations, 8 a.m.

Port of Richmond (POR)
— All operations, 8 a.m.

Pinners Point Container Yard (PPCY)
— All operations, 1 p.m.

Port Operations Center (POC) / Administration Building / World Trade Center
— All operations, 8 a.m.

The schedule for Thursday, Feb. 19, is as follows:

Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT)
— Truck gate, yard, 6 a.m.

Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT)
— All operations, 6 a.m.

To help make up for lost productivity, the port will offer a Saturday gate at PMT from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., which comes in addition to the previously advertised Saturday gates at NIT and VIG. Further, the gates at NIT and VIG will be open on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Throughout the day Monday, port operations and maintenance crews prepared the terminals for the snow and early Tuesday morning the removal and clearing effort commenced.
Snow accumulations on the high end of the forecast combined with a crust of ice and very little melting created challenges on Tuesday to the clearing operation. The effort is to get operations restarted as soon as possible with safety as the overriding goal.
Any change in the schedule above will be communicated via the text alert system, Facebook, operational alerts on www.portofvirginia.com and email.
Once the terminals have been reopened, the slippery conditions will dictate a slower pace of operations. The port will extend its free-time to cover lost hours. We encourage motor carriers to use the Saturday and Sunday gates to make up for lost productivity.

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