Temperature Screenings Begin at NIT and VIG (effective April 9)

April 7, 2020

We continue to innovate and adapt, taking the necessary steps to best protect the health and well-being of our colleagues, partners and stakeholders.

Effective Thursday, April 9, please be advised of the following precautionary initiative:

  • Temperature screenings will begin at Norfolk International Terminals (Baker St. POV Gate) and Virginia International Gateway (TOB parking lot and the Marine Building)
  • The screenings will be conducted by Healthy Measures, a contracted partner, using infrared no contact thermometers
  • All persons requesting terminal access will be screened (port colleagues, ILA members, harbor pilots, ocean carrier reps, etc.)
    • Truck drivers entering the truck gates for cargo transactions will not be screened, as no physical interaction is required to conduct their business
  • Individuals with body temperatures below 100.4°F/38°C will be granted access
  • Refusal to submit to screening will result in denied access

Click the link to review the policy: Temperature Screening Measures – Effective 4/9/20

In the near future, temperature screenings will be implemented at the following Port of Virginia terminals:

  • Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT)
    • A single screening point will service PMT, Pinners Point Container Yard (PPCY), and the Reefer Service Area (RSA)
  • Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT)
  • Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT)
  • Virginia Inland Port (VIP)

If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the Port Police at 757-683-2196.

Thank you for your flexibility and for your business.  We appreciate your dedication to service in this challenging environment.