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Port of Virginia Breaks Cargo Record in October


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP)- The Virginia Port Authority says October was the busiest month in the Port of Virginia's history.
The port handled a record 233,466 20-foot equivalent units during October. The previous single-month record was set in May when the port handled 230,511 20-foot equivalent units.
Total cargo volumes rose by 5.6 percent, compared to October 2014. Rail units increased by 9.3 percent while truck volume was up by 3.9 percent during the period.
The authority says in a news release that the port processed 4,325 vehicles in October. That's the highest number in October since 1988.
Total cargo volumes exceeded 210,000 units for the eighth consecutive month.

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