The Port of Virginia in August handled 151,005 TEUs, down 32,209 TEUs from the same month last year. From January to August, The Port handled 1,125,228 TEUs, compared with 1,392,162 TEUs handled the same period in 2008, a change of 19.2 percent.
Breakbulk tonnage was also off in August. The Port handled 14,569 tons of breakbulk material compared with 25,069 tons handled in July 2008. The breakbulk tonnage total from January to August is 158,804 compared with 227,235 tons for the same period last year.
The Port's August trade balance was 57 percent exports and 43 percent imports; the year-to-date average is 56 percent exports and 44 percent imports.