Chief Operations Officer
Kevin Price is the chief operations officer of Virginia International Terminals (VIT), LLC. In this role, he is responsible for all operations, information technology, safety, security, capacity expansion projects and maintenance at state-owned and privately-operated marine terminal facilities in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Richmond and Front Royal, Virginia. He also is responsible for the Hampton Roads Chassis Pool – wholly owned by VIT, that operates and manages the intermodal chassis and empty container yards.
Kevin’s diverse industry experience prepared him well for the challenges and opportunities facing the COO: “During my 25 year career on the waterfront, I’ve seen the industry from different perspectives. Working for four terminal operating companies, and a leading drayage provider, equipped me with adaptable strategies and tactics that complement The Port of Virginia’s vision for the future.”
Kevin ensures that his team strikes a balance between strategic and tactical goals. The Operations Division is simultaneously focused on today’s performance metrics, across all terminals, while planning for future innovations that will increase capacity and efficiency for Virginia’s customers.
“It’s a balancing act. Vessel productivity, truck turn times, rail dwell… We will not lose sight of these key performance indicators. However, we must also commit to casting a vision for tomorrow’s sustainable growth. How and where will we innovate, building a better terminal experience for all stakeholders?”
Kevin joined VIT in June 2018, serving as senior vice president of operations. He was promoted to COO in August 2019. Prior to joining The Port of Virginia, Kevin advanced through multiple management positions with Sea-Land Service, Inc., APM Terminals and Global Container Terminals (GCT New York and GCT Bayonne). He also spent three years as a senior director with Bridge Terminal Transport, the former trucking division of A.P. Moller – Maersk.
Kevin holds a diploma in terminal management from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He is engaged in course studies at the University of Denver’s Transportation Institute; anticipating the completion of a master’s degree in 2020.