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Newport News Marine Terminal processes record vehicle units in May

Newport News Marine Terminal processes record vehicle units in May

A surge in vehicle units has pushed ro-ro operations at the Newport News Marine Terminal — that's "roll on, roll off" — to levels not seen since January 1988. The Virginia Port Authority, which operates terminals in Portsmouth, Newport News and Norfolk, recently reported that 230,511 standard 20-foot containers, or TEUs, moved through the port last month. That's a 12.9 percent increase from 204,232 container units posted in May 2014. But it was the port authority's vehicle ro-ro operation that outpaced all other port segments, including rail and truck volumes. Vehicle imports soared 220.7 percent at the Newport News Marine Terminal last month,...

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