Becker’s Government Relations team helped secured $20M+ in government funding for the Central Rail Yard (CRY) expansion project at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT). The Port Infrastructure Development Grant will build on the investments already made across its two largest terminals, the NIT and Virginia International Gateway (VIG), to expand on-terminal rail capacity at NIT.
The grant supports construction of two new rail bundles containing four tracks each, in addition to a center working area for transferring and staging containers. Associated lead-in tracks will incorporate turnouts and switches from the terminal’s main rail line and vehicle crossings. Additionally, the project will create a return access road that will separate rail dray traffic returning to the container yard from general truck traffic.
The VPA has experienced significant growth for almost two decades and is currently the third largest port on the East Coast of the United States. The VPA has made major investments in infrastructure and capacity with the expansion of primary cargo terminals, expanded capabilities of port facilities, and dredging to make Virginia one of the deepest seaports on the east coast of the United States.