Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Contractror Selected for Port of Richmond

Press Release from Mayor Dwight Jones' office:

August 4, 2009

Port of Richmond Selects New Terminal Operator

Richmond, Virginia - The Port of Richmond has selected Port Contractors, Incorporated (PCI) of New Castle, Delaware to serve as Terminal Operator. Upon completion of negotiations, PCI will begin terminal operations for the Port of Richmond on October 1, 2009.

The Port of Richmond Commission interviewed several companies and terminal operators who expressed interest in performing terminal operations at the Port of Richmond facility. The Port of Richmond Commission, at its annual meeting July 29, 2009, approved action to negotiate with PCI.

PCI was established 85 years ago as a container, break bulk, heavy lift, and general stevedore-terminal operating company. PCI is privately held and has several operations in multiple locations on the east coast, including Fairless Hills, PA, Baltimore, MD, Charleston and Georgetown, SC, and Palm Beach, FL. PCI has provided material handling solutions to customers from product delivery to arrival at the final destination.

The Port of Richmond has provided stevedoring and terminal services since 1940 to the domestic and international shipping industry.

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