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NIT PROJECT UPDATE January 2020

NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL TERMINALS UPDATE

NIT PROJECT TIMELINE

2018

  • January: Container stack construction begins. Demolition of the old container stack area gets underway with construction following closely behind
  • March: The PRO-PASS reservation system for motor carriers goes live at NIT. PRO-PASS allows the port to better control the flow of trucks into its terminals

2019

  • February: Phase I construction is complete and 12 new container stacks, serviced by 24 new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs), go into service. 12 of 30 container stacks complete
  • March: Ten new shuttle trucks are put into service. A shuttle truck is a small, highly-mobile piece of cargo moving equipment used to move containers between the ship berth to the container stack
  • May: Phase III construction begins
  • June: First RMGs for Phase II arrive
  • August – September: Phase II is complete and six new container stacks are placed in service. 18 of 30 stacks are complete
  • September: Phase II is complete, last RMG of the phase comes online

2020

  • January: First group of six RMGs arrive for Phase III
  • February – April: Phase III is complete and six new container stacks are placed in service. 24 stacks of 30 container stacks are online
  • April: 13 of the 25 new shuttle trucks are scheduled to arrive
  • May - August: Phase IV is complete and six new container stacks are placed into service. All 30 container stacks are online
  • August: Two new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes arrive at NIT. An STS crane is the biggest crane on the terminal and is used to move containers on-and-off the ship
  • October: New STS cranes in service. NIT now has a total of 16 STS cranes
  • November: South NIT optimization complete. 30 new container stacks. 60 new RMGs. 2 new STS cranes. Capacity expansion of 400,000 additional annual container lifts