Port of Virginia sets all-time record for July

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of Virginia had its best July on record, with the Norfolk-headquartered complex handling more than 293,000 twenty-foot equivalent units, a nearly 33% increase year-over-year. Edwards, Virginia Port Authority CEO and executive director. . “As

September container volumes near 2021 highs at Port of Virginia

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of Virginia in Norfolk handled more than 306,000 twenty-foot equivalent units in September, the third month in 2021 that volumes exceeded 300,000. Edwards, Virginia Port Authority CEO and executive director. Intermodal Summit: Port of Virginia gears up for even bigger ships.


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Loaded imports, empty exports boost Port of Virginia’s FY 2021 volumes

The Supply Chain Journal

An increase in loaded imports, along with volume growth for empty export boxes, contributed to the Port of Virginia achieving record cargo volumes for its fiscal year 2021, which ran from July 1, 2020, through June 30. Port of Virginia wins $15M contract for military cargo.

Record August hints at turbocharged remainder of 2021: Virginia Port Authority

The Supply Chain Journal

The Virginia Port Authority anticipates that the volume strength seen in August will persist through the remainder of 2021. “We Edwards, Virginia Port Authority (VPA) CEO and executive director. But the Virginia Inland Port handled 3.2%

Biden budget pumps $84 million into Virginia port deepening

The Supply Chain Journal

The deepening and widening of Norfolk Harbor at the Port of Virginia was for the first time included in a federal budget with $83.7 Virginia’s 13 congressional delegates wrote to the White House in March urging that Biden include the port’s deepening project in his budget.

FreightWaves Classics: The Port of Virginia – America’s first port

The Supply Chain Journal

It is part of an urban area that also contains Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Newport News and Hampton. Collectively, this region is called Hampton Roads and elements of the Port of Virginia are located in the region. Port of Virginia cranes stand ready.

Intermodal Summit: Port of Virginia gears up for even bigger ships

The Supply Chain Journal

Yet Virginia has largely avoided heavy congestion. SPEAKERS: Stephen Edwards, CEO and executive director, Virginia Port Authority, and Henry Byers, maritime market expert, FreightWaves. This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ Intermodal Summit.

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia For Its New HQ2 Locations

Supply Chain 24/7

Amazon to invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters and announces Nashville as new Operations Center of Excellence with more than 5,000 jobs

Commonwealth of Virginia Uses Ivalua’s Platform for Transformation of eVA Procurement System


eVA is Virginia’s award-winning eProcurement portal, which provides a centralized, online purchasing hub for state and local agencies and more than 112,000 approved vendors who provide essential goods and services.

FMCSA sees potential for human-autonomous team driver regulations

The Supply Chain Journal

million grant awarded to Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) to help develop automated trucking fleets that will inform industry guidelines for autonomous vehicle technology.

FMCSA automated trucks project headed to White House

The Supply Chain Journal

Schneider National Trucking Fleet Concept of Operations Virginia Tech Transportation InstituteFederal regulators are submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) plans for a survey study to assess public appetite for automated driving systems (ADS) in the trucking sector.

Wing seeks exemption for remote drone operation

The Supply Chain Journal

Following the release of positive public feedback for drone delivery in Christiansburg, Virginia, Alphabet’s ( NASDAQ: GOOGL ) drone division, Wing Aviation, is requesting federal approval to operate drone flights from a remote location.

Port enhancements seek to boost North Carolina imports and exports

Kanban Logistics

At the Port of Norfolk (the Port of Virginia), two large ship-to-shore cranes are coming online , each capable of handling vessels carrying up to 19,000 TEUs. East Coast Logistics Port of VirginiaNot surprisingly, 2020 was a bumpy year for North Carolina imports and exports.

Wing Partners with FedEx, Walgreens on Drone Delivery Pilot in Virginia

Multichannel Merchant

The post Wing Partners with FedEx, Walgreens on Drone Delivery Pilot in Virginia appeared first on Multichannel Merchant. Wing, the drone company owned by Google parent Alphabet, is piloting another baby-step drone delivery program starting next month in Christiansburg, VA in partnership with FedEx and Walgreens, the first time a retailer will offer this kind of service in the U.S.

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

The Port of Virginia in Norfolk is also accessible to much of Eastern North Carolina. CSX Carolina Connector East Coast Logistics Free Trade Zone (FTZ) Intermodal Miscellaneous North Carolina Outsourcing 3PL Port of Virginia WarehousingNorth Carolina, the Tar Heel State.

Daily Infographic: Top 5 US spots for truck-animal collisions

The Supply Chain Journal

To view more FreightWaves infographics, click here.

This Week in Logistics News (February 14 – February 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

In particular, there were two large and destructive oil train derailments, one in West Virginia and another in Ontario, Canada. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported from the CSX derailment in West Virginia or the Canadian National accident […]. The logistics news feeds were on fire this week (pun intended) with notice of supply chain disruptions.

Supply Chain News on The Coronavirus Crisis may be Key Inflection Point for Drones

Supply Chain Digest

Seniors if Virginia Embrace Drone Deliveries from Wing and Walgreens

DHL Opens First Drive-Up Retail Store in the U.S.

Supply Chain Brain

DHL Express, a global provider of international express shipping services, has recently opened a drive-up, mobile pop-up retail store in Woodbridge, Virginia

Supply Chain News on US Manufacturing Situation Sees Everyone is Scrambling

Supply Chain Digest

Auto Parts Maker Sogefi Factory in West Virginia Sees Daily Fire Drills

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Acquires DDI Transportation

Supply Chain Brain

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution and logistics services company, announced the acquisition of DDI Transportation, a 38-year-old drayage and trucking business, based in Ashland, Virginia

Flooding rain, severe storms for truckers east of the Mississippi

The Supply Chain Journal

The watches include Detroit and Lansing, Michigan; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Toledo, Ohio; most of Pennsylvania east of Pittsburgh; western Maryland; western Virginia; as well as northwestern North Carolina. Interstate 81 from Marion, Virginia, to Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Winter Storm Alert: Ice Storms in the Making Across the US


A severe ice storm is causing significant disruption from Texas to Virginia, with Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and parts of Missouri and Illinois expected to face this storm system's most substantial impact.

Property rights sale boosts CSX Q2 net profits

The Supply Chain Journal

The sale of property rights of CSX-owned line segments in Virginia more than doubled CSX ’s net profits for the second quarter of 2021 compared with a year ago. billion, a 104% increase year-over-year amid the line segment sale in Virginia.

First Class 8 electric trucks headed for Texas

The Supply Chain Journal

The Roanoke, Virginia-based carrier said it expects to receive the first two by early December. Volvo’s VNR electric Class 8 truck are produced at the company’s New River Valley truck assembly operations in Dublin, Virginia.

Texas 83

Supply Chain New on Is Truck Platooning Almost Right Around the Corner

Supply Chain Digest

Another Succesful Test in Virginia have Some Thinking Platooning May be Ready for Prime Time Soon

Norfolk Southern reopens Kentucky intermodal terminal

The Supply Chain Journal

The terminal will be open only for inbound traffic coming from the Norfolk International Terminals in Virginia and the Portsmouth APM Terminals at the Virginia International Gateway in Norfolk. .

VIDEO: DAT iQ Market Update, Van rates climb, while reefer rates lose steam

DAT Solutions

This week, DAT Chief of Analytics Ken Adamo speaks with Virginia Addicott, former CEO of FedEx Custom Critical. Virginia shares her insight on how to survive a fluctuating freight market.

AEV Summit: Redundant safety systems key to market-ready robot trucks

The Supply Chain Journal

BIO: Fleming co-founded Torc Robotics — now an independent subsidiary of Daimler Trucks AG — back in 2005 to develop self-driving technology after competing as a Virginia Tech student in the 2004 and 2005 DARPA Grand Challenges.

Top 5 US spots for truck-animal collisions

The Supply Chain Journal

Mason County, West Virginia. Mason County in western West Virginia ranked fifth in accidents between truckers and animals. A wild animal bolts into the road, giving a trucker little to no time to avoid a collision. It could happen just about anywhere.

Try again: UAW members reject tentative contract at Volvo Trucks

The Supply Chain Journal

According to UAW Local 2069’s Facebook page, a majority of the 2,900 represented workers at Volvo’s New River Valley truck assembly operations in Dublin, Virginia voted 91% against common and hourly language and 83% against salary language in the tentative agreement.

Heat wave coming for truckers in Southwest

The Supply Chain Journal

The NWS has flash flood watches posted for Washington, all of Virginia and West Virginia, upstate North Carolina, northeastern Tennessee and eastern Kentucky. A brutal heat wave will begin this weekend in the Southwest, with temperatures well exceeding 100 degrees in many spots.

Winter Weather Alert: South-Central U.S. and Mid-Atlantic Brace for a Second Winter Storm


On Wednesday evening, significant ice accumulations are expected from East Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley to Virginia and North Carolina Piedmont. A new winter storm system will impact the South-Central U.S.

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

MIT Supply Chain

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. America’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s. Innovations in drilling technologies have allowed states to tap into large underground shale reserves.

Disruptive Tech In The Supply Chain with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

Since August 2021, he has built and lead ZEBOX AMERICA, based in Arlington, Virginia. Disruptive Tech In The Supply Chain with Charley Dehoney. Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss disruptive tech in the supply chain.