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Virginia port chief blames ‘federal incompetency’ for congestion

Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:

[T]he troubles at the Virginia marine terminals and the aging infrastructure both on- and off-port are not so much the product of local inadequacies, but federal incompetency, Port Director and CEO John Reinhart said Thursday.

“These aren’t local problems, these are symptoms of growth without the necessary infrastructure,” Reinhart […]


APM completes sale of Virginia port complex

Netherlands-based APM Terminals said Friday that it completed the previously announced sale of its container complex in Portsmouth to affiliates of Alinda Capital Partners, a big U.S. infrastructure investment firm, and Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd., or USS, the largest private-sector pension fund in the United Kingdom. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

The Portsmouth complex […]


Maersk Line Ltd. CEO to head Virginia Port Authority

John Reinhart

John Reinhart, the president and CEO of Norfolk-based Maersk Line Ltd., was named the new executive director of the Virginia Port Authority on Thursday.

Reinhart was chosen from a field of 71 applicants, 10 of whom were interviewed. He announced earlier this month that he planned to retire from Maersk at the end […]


Virginia port sets record in July for cargo container volume

The Port of Hampton Roads set a single-month record in July for the number of cargo containers moved, the Virginia Port Authority announced Friday.

Hampton Roads moved 205,137 standard 20-foot units, or TEUs, a 13.7 percent increase from July 2012.

“The number of ship calls is down merely because we’re getting larger vessels,” said Joe […]