Port of Virginia will close marine terminal

The Port of Virginia will close Portsmouth Marine Terminal due to Covid-19’s impact on global trade on May 4th.

Starting May 4, 2020, the port’s Portsmouth Marine Terminal will be closed and cargo volumes will be consolidated to other terminals.

“As an industry, we are faced with a record number of blank sailings, and idled containerships, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have witnessed a marked decline in current and forecasted volumes from our shippers and ocean carriers,” the port said.

The Portsmouth Marine Terminal has 3,540ft of wharf, three berths and six Super Post-Panamax STS cranes. Its container capacity is 437,500 teu per year and it covers 287 acres on the west bank of the Elizabeth River and can handle containers, break-bulk, and roll-on/roll-off cargo.