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If you’ve got containers that you need to get out of the Norfolk International Terminal (NIT), R+L Global Logistics is here to get the job done.

We work with clients day in and day out to quickly and safely get their containers out of the Norfolk Terminal. Our team is experienced in working with NIT port representatives to accurately and efficiently schedule container pickups. With R+L Global Logistics, you won’t need to worry whether or not we’ll show up on-time. We make sure we’re on-time, every time. 
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Our Norfolk, Virginia drayage service is successful thanks to:

 • Reliable chassis capacity
 • Dependable communication
 • Always available drivers 

If you have an urgent drayage need, we’re here to help. We’ve got a proven process that makes it possible for us to handle urgent drayage pickups. Additionally, we can help you plan future drayage projects to eliminate the need for last-minute requests.

When you’re in need of a Norfolk drayage company, look no further than R+L Global Logistics. Request a drayage quote today and get your containers out of Norfolk VA.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NORFOLK VA DRAYAGE

How long will it take to get my container(s) out of the Norfolk Terminal?

The time it will take to get your container(s) out of the port will depend on a number of factors. How congested the terminal is, what time your pickup is scheduled for, and whether you need to pay for demurrage fees all play a role. 

 When you reach out to our team, we’ll give you an honest & accurate estimate of when your containers can be picked up and delivered. Communication is key when it comes to drayage service, which is why it’s one of our top priorities.

Who owns Norfolk International Terminal?

The Virginia Port Authority owns the Norfolk International Terminal. While the Virginia Port Authority owns NIT, the operations are run by Norfolk International Terminals Inc.

How many terminals are in Norfolk?

NIT consists of two terminals, the North Terminal and South Terminal. The Central Rail Yard serves as a third major area within the terminal.

How deep is the port of Norfolk?

The port of Norfolk is dredged to 50-feet deep. This depth actually makes it possible for NIT to handle Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs). This is a major advantage over smaller ports that can’t handle ships of this size.

Is Norfolk a good terminal to import and export from?

This is a block NIT is comparable to other major ports in the U.S. in terms of efficiency and speed. Some notable upgrades at NIT have enhanced overall efficiency. Starting in 2018, multiple projects expanded NIT’s operating capacity.

Projects included:

   • $452 million terminal optimization project
   • 2 new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes
   • 60 additional automated rail-mounted gantry cranes
   • 30 new container stacks

Altogether, these enhancements led to a 46% overall capacity increase. NIT will continue to see positive growth thanks in part to a planned $72 million investment from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.   

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