CLARIFICATION – PPCY, RSA and the Portsmouth Chassis Yard

September 26, 2019

As The Port of Virginia continues to expand and grow, our Operating Team continually evaluates best practices for processing your cargo and positioning the equipment necessary to support that work.

This message is intended to clarify the functions and operating schedules of three vital facilities, all located in close proximity to one another in the city of Portsmouth, bordering Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT):

  1. The Pinners Point Container Yard (PPCY)
  2. The Reefer Service Area (RSA)
  3. The Portsmouth Chassis Yard (PCY)

The Pinners Point Container Yard (PPCY)

Operating Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday: 0500 -1800 hours** / CLOSED on Saturdays
    • **Last empty container delivery and pick-up at 1730 hours, Monday – Friday

Services Offered:

  • Delivery and receipt of good order containers governed by the Empty Return Matrix
  • Container steam-cleaning services
  • Chassis swaps available at the PCY, as dictated by equipment size

Standard Operating Procedures:

  • Damaged containers will not be received at the PPCY**
    • ** Contact the ocean carrier for instructions regarding damaged units
    • The Damage Annex only accepts containers classified with major damage

The Reefer Service Area (RSA)

Operating Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday: 0500 – 1800 hours** / CLOSED on Saturdays
    • **Last in-gate trucks at 1730 hours, Monday – Friday

Services Offered:

  • Empty reefer deliveries/returns only (no loads)
  • Reefer plugs
  • Reefer washout facilities
  • M&R vendor pre-trip services
  • Chassis swaps available, as dictated by equipment size

Standard Operating Procedures:

  • Pre-mount and live-lift services available
  • Empty reefer returns governed by the Matrix
  • Damaged reefer units will not be received**
    • ** Contact the ocean carrier for instructions regarding damaged units

The Portsmouth Chassis Yard (PCY)

Operating Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday: 0400 – 1800 hours**
  • Saturday:  0700 – 1200 hours**
    • **Last in-gate trucks at 1730 hours, Monday – Friday / 1130 Saturdays

Services Offered:

  • Start/Stop location for all HRCP2 chassis in Portsmouth
  • Quick fix roadability repairs
  • Exclusive triaxle start stop location

The port’s Customer Service Team is available to answer your questions.  You may reach them at  POVCustomerService@vit.org / 757-440-7160.

Thank you for your business.