Norfolk -- The Port of Virginia in September handled 157,443 TEUs, down 21,665 TEUs from the same month last year. From January to September, The Port handled 1,282,671 TEUs, compared with 1,571,270 TEUs handled the same period in 2008, a change of 18.4 percent.
Also in September The Port handled 13,226 tons of breakbulk cargo. The breakbulk total from January to September was 172,030 tons.
The Port's September trade balance was 57 percent exports and 43 percent imports; the year-to-date average is 56 percent exports and 44 percent imports. The trade balance is unchanged from August.