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The Port of Virginia handled 2.8 million TEUs during fiscal year 2018 (FY18), a rise of 2.4 percent when compared with last fiscal year, mostly due to an increase in imports.The port’s fiscal year closed June 30 and in that month the port handled 223,842 TEUs, which was a drop of 3.4 percent when compared with last June.As in April and May, June’s volumes were off when compared to the same months last year because of an ongoing effort to limit the number of empty containers flowing across the terminals during construction.“We finished the fiscal year in positive territory – our fourth consecutive fiscal year of growth,” John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.Reinhart added that the port was off from its forecast, mostly due to the effort to limit the empty container imports and exports.“As a result, our total empty container volume was down by more than 76,000 TEUs. What’s important is that our action is having its desired intent, which is to increase efficiency at the terminals and ensure that loaded containers are our priority right now.”The port is currently in the midst of a USD 700 million capacity expansion at its two primary container terminals, Virginia International Gateway (VIG) and Norfolk International Terminals (NIT).“Our expansion is on schedule and on budget … And, we have the federal approval to begin the process to widen and deepen the commercial shipping channels serving the Norfolk Harbor,” Reinhart concluded.
The 33-year-old was released by Stoke in the summer after five and a half years with the club and did not play another professional game. He was given a trial by Millwall last month but has been forced to hang up his boots. Press Association Etherington wrote on Twitter: “Due to an ongoing back problem, the day has come for me to retire from professional football. “I have some amazing memories since the day I made my debut at just 15yrs old. Thank you to all the great clubs I have played for and to the supporters. “I have made some mistakes along the way but it has made me who I am today. I look at the past with pride and to the future with optimism.” Etherington began his career with Peterborough and made his debut in the Football League aged 15 years and 262 days in a win over Brentford in 1997. He moved to Tottenham in 2000 along with fellow midfielder Simon Davies but struggled to establish himself and spent a spell on loan at Bradford. His career really took off when he joined West Ham in 2003 and Etherington played nearly 200 games for the Hammers, appearing in the 2006 FA Cup final loss to Liverpool, before being sold to Stoke in January 2009. Etherington had been secretly battling a gambling addiction – he estimates he lost £1.5million – and the move to the Potteries helped him kick the habit along with a week at the Sporting Chance clinic. With his off-the-field problems behind him, he found some of his best form at Stoke and scored in their 5-0 FA Cup semi-final thrashing of Bolton in 2011. He recovered from a hamstring problem to play in the final, when Stoke lost 1-0 to Manchester City, but his back issue became ever more limiting and he made just 12 appearances last season. Etherington represented England from under-16 to under-21 level but never received a call-up to the senior side. Former Tottenham, West Ham and Stoke winger Matthew Etherington has announced his retirement from football because of an ongoing back problem.