Port Partners,

As with most tropical systems, Hurricane Florence has proven to be unpredictable. In the last 24 hours, the forecast for Southeastern Virginia has improved significantly. Heavy rain and tropical storm force winds are possible, focused from Friday, September 14 – Saturday, September 15. However, the forecast for the next 24-36 hours – through Thursday night, September 13 – offers manageable conditions for cargo operations.

Per the U.S. Coast Guard, the main shipping channel remains closed at the Virginia Capes. No vessels are currently entering/exiting the port.

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

• Thursday morning, September 13
o TRUCK GATES RE-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
o PPCY/RSA remain CLOSED – all empties routed to the marine terminals
 Please consult the matrix
o PCY chassis yard – OPEN

• Friday, September 14
o Operating status to be determined and announced by midday on Thursday, 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 tomorrow, September 13.



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

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