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Joe Harris, Media Relations Manager
Phone: 757-683-2137 / (800) 446-8098
Fax: 757-683-2897
Email: [email protected]

Linda Ford, Director, Port Promotion
Phone: 757-683-8000 / (800) 446-8098
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Mail Address:
Virginia Port Authority
600 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510

Answers To Some Frequently Asked Questions

Media Advisories/News Releases:

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April 29, 2008

VPA Renews
Strategic Alliance with
Panama Canal Authority

April 15, 2008

Virginia Port Authority
Signs Memorandum of Understanding
to Build Trade With Morocco

April 3, 2008

VPA’s Rail Business Booms;
Double-Digit Growth Posted in
First Half of Fiscal Year

Mar. 27, 2008

US Department of Commerce
Recognizes VIP for Promoting
Free Trade Outreach

Feb. 29, 2008

TWIC Enrollment Begins
at The Port of Virginia;
Two Locations Open

Feb. 26,2008

Joint House Resolution
Recognizes Economic Significance
of the Virginia Port Authority

Feb. 20, 2008

VPA, Suez Canal Authority
Sign Extension of
Memorandum of Understanding

Jan. 30, 2008

VPA Earns its Third
Distinguished Sustained Performance
Award from Elizabeth River Project

Jan. 29, 2008

Sixth Consecutive Year of Growth for VPA,
More Forecast for 2008;
Port Closes the Book on Solid 2007

Jan. 27, 2008

Port Police Capt. Monty Willaford
Earns US Coast Guard Reserve’s
Highest Annual Honor

Jan. 22, 2008

Study: Port Responsible for
340,000 Jobs, $41 Billion
in Total Revenues for Virginia

Jan. 11, 2008

Virginia Port Authority
Establishes Marketing Presence
in India to Further Trade

Jan. 02, 2008

VPA Inks Five-Year Deal
With Long-Time Customer,
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Nov. 27, 2007

VPA Police Enhance
Security Capabilities with
New Situational Response System

Oct. 15, 2007

Virginia Port Authority
Partners with EPA to Promote Financing for
Reduced Emission Trucks

Sept. 24, 2007

Governor Appoints
Marty Barrington to
VPA Board of Commissioners

Sept. 20, 2007

VPA, Xiamen Port Authority
Sign Cooperation Agreement

Sept. 14, 2007

Virginia Port Authority
Makes $490,000 Contribution
to Paradise Creek Nature Park

Sept. 14, 2007

Virginia International Terminals
Adds Saturday Hours for
Truckers, Shippers

Sept. 14, 2007

IRS Ruling on Bonds for Craney Island
Results in Savings for VPA,
Improved Market for Bonds

Documentation from IRS

Sept. 7, 2007

The Port of Virginia Announces
Fastest Transit Time Between
US East Coast and the Arabian Gulf

Aug. 8, 2007

Governor Appoints
Allen R. Jones to
VPA Board of Commissioners

Aug. 2, 2007

Virginia International Terminals
Makes Early, Voluntary Conversion to
Cleaner Burning Diesel 

July 26, 2007 Virginia Port Authority's
Midwest Rail Volume Grows;
June Yields Two Records
June 3, 2007 Virginia Port Authority
Employees Chip-In to Help Clean
the Chesapeake Bay
May 22, 2007 J. Robert Bray Completes
His Career at the
Virginia Port Authority on July 1
May 14, 2007 Virginia Port Authority
Awarded $3 Million
in Federal Security Grants
Apr. 13, 2007 Governor Appoints
Thomas Wolf to Serve on
VPA Board of Commissioners
Apr. 11, 2007 Excellence in Financial Reporting
Earns VPA Recognition from
Government Finance Group
Feb. 16, 2007 Independent Bond Rating Agencies
Give VPA Bonds High Marks
Jan. 24, 2007 VPA Completes Benchmark Year;
Highlights Include TEU Record
and Millions in Economic Investment
Jan. 22, 2007 VPA Begins Work on
Berth Expansion Project at
Norfolk International Terminals
Jan. 17, 2007 Virginia and South American Shipper,
CSAV, Agree on Multi-Year Deal
Jan. 8, 2007 NIT Becomes All Straddle Carrier Operation; Transtainers Retired Early as Work
Progresses Ahead of Schedule
Dec. 21, 2006 Port, New World Alliance
Agree to 10-Year Deal
Dec. 15, 2006 Governor's Proposed Budget
Includes Money for Craney Island,
Median Rail Relocation
Nov. 21, 2006 Intermodal Trade Association
Lauds Virginia International Terminals
for Chassis Pool
Nov. 21, 2006 Gov. Kaine Appoints
New Commissioner to
Virginia Port Authority Board
Nov. 03, 2006 VPA's Bray Earns
Civic Leadership Award
Nov. 03, 2006 Jerry A. Bridges
Chosen as Next Executive Director
of the Virginia Port Authorit
Oct. 27, 2006 Finalist for VPA Executive Director's Job
Will be Introduced to
Maritime Community Friday, Nov. 3
Oct. 25,2006 VPA's Craney Island Project
Earns Final Approval from
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Oct. 06, 2006 Installation of Savi Networks
RFID Technology Approved for
VPA's Marine Terminals
Sept. 26, 2006 Virginia Port Authority Carries
Highest Bond Rating of All
East Coast Ports
Aug. 24, 2006 Virginia Port Authority Announces Start of Preliminary Engineering for
Median Rail Relocation Project
Aug. 23, 2006 Virginia Port Authority Implements
Revised Security Surcharge for Cargo
Aug. 14, 2006 U.S. Department of Commerce
Recognizes VPA for Export Efforts

Aug. 8, 2006 Virginia Port Authority Recognized
for Emissions Reduction Effort
July 26, 2006 VPA Teams With GE Security
Creating Nation's First
CommerceGuard Secure Cargo Corridor
July 25, 2006 Port's Reputation Continues To Draw
Private Investment
July 25, 2006 Port Surpasses 2 Million TEU Mark
In Fiscal 2006
June 21, 2006 Virginia Port Authority, Suez Canal Authority
Sign Cooperative Agreement
May 23, 2006 CMA CGM Signs 10-year
Agreement With VPA's Operating Company
April 27, 2006 Corps Completes 50-foot inbound
shipping channel project
April 05, 2006 Craney Island Project Takes
Another Step Forward;
Approved for Final Reviews
Mar. 28, 2006 Leading International Shipping
Publication Names
VPA Port Authority of the year
Mar. 27, 2006 VPA's Operating Company
Inks Another 10-Year Deal
With Long-Time Customer, ACL
Mar. 27, 2006 Port Continues Strong '06 With
Solid Container and Breakbulk Volumes
Feb. 27, 2006 VPA's Operating Company
Signs 10-Year Agreement With
Mediterranean Shipping Co.
Feb. 08, 2006 VPA Terminals' Operator,
Virginia International Terminals,
Recognized for Safe Operations
Jan. 26, 2006 Governor's Transportation Initiative
Plan Holds Promise for Port
Jan. 24, 2006 After 14 Years of Service at VPA,
Chief Don Boyd Retires
Jan. 23, 2006 The Port of Virginia
Wraps Up 2005 Having Handled
a Record-Setting 1.98M TEUs
Jan. 20, 2006 Port's Top Customer,
Grand Alliance, Agrees to 10-Year Deal
Jan. 18, 2006 Engemann to Lead
Virginia Port Authority Police
Jan. 17, 2006 Mediterranean Shipping Has No
Plans to Depart The Port of Virginia
Dec. 27, 2005 Driver Uninjured in Straddle Carrier Accident at NIT
Dec. 13, 2005 Port Stands to Benefit from
Recommendation on Rail Projects
Nov. 16, 2005 The Port of Virginia Shatters Single-Month Cargo Record; 188,539 TEUs Handled in October
Nov. 04, 2005

Port's Stormwater Management System Draws International Interest

Nov. 02, 2005 As Cargo Increases,Emissions at Port Decrease,Study Shows
Oct. 17, 2005 Rick Knapp Recipient of
2005 Commerce Builder Award
Oct.14, 2005 Virginia Port Authority, China Shipping Container Lines Sign 10-Year Agreement
Oct. 11, 2005 Governor Appoints New Commissioner to
Virginia Port Authority Board

Oct. 6, 2005 VPAs Renovation of NIT South, Advertising Campaign Earn Awards from Port Industry Group

Sept. 30, 2005 Rail Volume Jumps at The Port of Virginia
Sept. 28, 2005 August Proves to be Record-Breaking
Month at The Port of Virginia
Sept. 26, 2005 The Port of Virginia Named in Industry Magazine's "Fabulous 50 Plus One" List
Sept. 26, 2005 Virginia Port Authority Commissioner
Ronald Massie Resigns
Sept. 21, 2005 State Senate Finance Committee to Get
Briefing from Port Leaders

Sept. 8, 2005 Port Prepares for Cargo Diverted from
Gulf Coast Ports
Aug. 23, 2005 Virginia Port Authority
Supporting Effort to Educate, Hire
And Retain More Truckers
Aug. 17, 2005 Port Hits 1.1 Million TEU Mark; July's Numbers
Up 8 Percent Compared With '04
Aug. 10, 2005 NIT South Begins
Straddle Carrier Operations
Aug. 08, 2005 Martin Schlosser Recipient of
Port's Highest Honor
Aug. 01, 2005 Heartland Corridor Project Presents Growth Opportunities for Port and State
Aug. 01, 2005 Port of Virginia Closes Books on Strong FY '05; Forecasts Breaking 2 Million TEU Mark in FY '06
July 25, 2005 VIT Sets New Mark for Income and Container Volume
July 19, 2005 With Strong June Numbers, The Port of Virginia on Pace to Eclipse 2 Million TEU Mark

July 18, 2005
July 14, 2005 Virginia Among Stops on CSCL's New All Water Service
July 14, 2005 Russell Young Promoted to Economic Development Director
July 13, 2005 Marketing News From The Port of Virginia
July 7, 2005 Gov. Mark Warner Appoints Virginia M. "Ginny" Murphy to Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners
July 5, 2005 New Vessel, APL Virginia, Scheduled to Make iIts First Visit to The Port of Virginia, July 9
June 28, 2005 The Port of Virginia Structural Review Committee Convenes Thursday, June 30 at 1 p.m.
June 28, 2005 More Normalized Trade Relations with Vietnam Hold Potential for The Port of Virginia
June 23, 2005 May 2005 was the second busiest month in the history of The Port of Virginia.
June 21, 2005 Virginia Port Authority receives "exceptional" rating in annual compliance audit.


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