While most of the recent focus on port congestion problems has been directed toward the West Coast, the Virginia Port Authority recently introduced new measures to address increasing congestion at several of its facilities. The agency’s latest congestion mitigation progress reports are available online.
The Port of Norfolk is a critical outlet for U.S. pork, handling about 10 percent of all waterborne pork exports. In the second half of last year, 53,650 mt of pork exports transited through Norfolk. This was the third-largest volume handled by any U.S. port, trailing only Oakland and Los Angeles.