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MicoMiles

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Just read that the Port of Richmond will lose 75% of its business.

See article : http://hamptonroads.com/2009/02/port-richm...ercent-business

Sorry for the loss of about 15 jobs at Richmond Deepwater Terminal. But a story last fall reported that barge transfers of containers between Norfolk and The Port of Richmond were to begin in November with the hope of reducing truck traffic on I-64.

IMO, Hopewell is the logical place for a port in Metro Richmond. It has two rivers with deep water and ships would not have to negotiate the twists and turns on the upper James.

One of the trans-Atlantic companies is keeping its US office in Richmond despite the loss of ships.

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Gov McDonnell is looking to have the Virginia Port Authority take over operations at the Port of Richmond.

Reasons

Pump more money into the port

Relieve congestion on I-64

More ships making calls at Port of Richmond

Ports not competing(Richmond losing battle)

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/local/article/PORT24_20100423-222408/339683/

This a great news for the whole Richmond region which will bring jobs to that corner of southside Richmond and the economically lagging section of northeastern Chesterfield County.

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Gov McDonnell is looking to have the Virginia Port Authority take over operations at the Port of Richmond.

Reasons

Pump more money into the port

Relieve congestion on I-64

More ships making calls at Port of Richmond

Ports not competing(Richmond losing battle)

http://www2.timesdis...-222408/339683/

This a great news for the whole Richmond region which will bring jobs to that corner of southside Richmond and the economically lagging section of northeastern Chesterfield County.

There is considerable trackage down there. So much, in fact, that at one point in recent years port management suggested that Amtrak could use it for turn-around and overnight storage of rail equipment when Main Street Station sees more traffic.

If it can bring 7,000+ jobs to Richmond as it has done in Front Royal, then Virginia Port Authority should get all the local support it can. thumbsup.gif

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Sounds like a great deal to me. I have a hard time figuring out how ships get to Front Royal. Is it just local barge traffic coming out of the west?

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Sounds like a great deal to me. I have a hard time figuring out how ships get to Front Royal. Is it just local barge traffic coming out of the west?

The Virginia Port Authority uses the word "port" in a loose sense when describing the facility in Front Royal. Materials are shipped from the seaports of Hampton Roads via rail to the "inland port" of land-locked Front Royal from whence they are distributed by trains and trucks.

Richmond would receive goods from Hampton Roads mainly by barge and perhaps some direct shipments via ocean-going vessels.

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Gov McDonnell is looking to have the Virginia Port Authority take over operations at the Port of Richmond.

Reasons

Pump more money into the port

Relieve congestion on I-64

More ships making calls at Port of Richmond

Ports not competing(Richmond losing battle)

http://www2.timesdis...-222408/339683/

This a great news for the whole Richmond region which will bring jobs to that corner of southside Richmond and the economically lagging section of northeastern Chesterfield County.

The City of Richmond is loaning $1 million to the port and a decision is expected on the future of the port going to the Virginia Port Authority next week!

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2010/jul/29/port29-ar-353769/

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It would be a joke if the city of Richmond does not take this offer! They were even talking about expanding the port 8 years ago!

The Virginia Port Authority sent a letter of intent offering a 5 year lease to operate the Port of Richmond!

"The authority's proposal to the Richmond port includes a nominal payment, but Harris declined to disclose the amount."

Connaughton has expressed interest in enhancing a weekly barge service ferrying cargo containers between Hampton Roads and the Richmond port."If we could start to treat the Port of Richmond like we treat the inland port, we could have a very positive impact on Richmond," he said in April.

The Front Royal facility serves as a truck and rail interchange for goods and is ringed by distribution hubs for companies such as Home Depot, Family Dollar, Sysco Foods and DuPont.

"If we were to get it, we think that we could build business in the barge service," Harris said Thursday. "We have some contacts, some parties, that are interested in using the barge service, allowing the Port Authority to grow that into a more than once-a-week operation."

http://hamptonroads....e-port-richmond

This can also possibly improve the rails in that area for high speed rail service to Main Street Station!

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Fantastic news! I hope this would take a lot of truck traffic off 64 on the way down to CNU, where I go to school.

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