Port Operations

Enviva Port of Chesapeake, VA

Enviva’s Port of Chesapeake ensures the safety, reliability, and quality of our product.

In January 2011, Enviva acquired a deep water terminal at the Port of Chesapeake, just outside of Norfolk, VA. The facility can host a wide variety of vessels, up to a 40 foot draft. The Port can receive, store, and load  wood pellets for export and serves as the shipment point for woody biomass fuels manufactured at Enviva’s mid-Atlantic facilities, including the Ahoskie and Northampton, NC and Southampton, VA sites.

The Port’s strategic location decreases transportation time and costs through the entire supply chain which greatly benefits customers.  It enables Enviva to precisely control its product from forest to ship.  The terminal completed construction and began operating in December 2011, less than a year after it was acquired.

State of the Art Storage Silos

Pellet Storage Domes at Enviva Port of Chesapeake.

Enviva Port of Chesapeake has two wood pellet storage domes with capacities of 45,000 metric tons each. These domes have systems for continuously monitoring and controlling temperature as well as fire detection and suppression. They can also withstand hurricanes and winds of up to 300+ MPH and an 8+ Richter scale earthquake.

Port of Mobile, Mobile, AL

Barge Unloading at the Port of Mobile

Double barge load-out at the Port of Mobile, AL

Through a strategic partnership with Cooper T. Smith, Enviva leases space at the Port of Mobile in Mobile, AL. Enviva’s pellet manufacturing facilities in nearby Amory and Wiggins, MS, are situated along major inland waterways and highways that make transportation to the Port easy and efficient, reducing emissions and costs. Pellets from the Amory facility are transported along the Tombigbee River and stored in barges until they can be loaded onto an ocean-going vessel. Pellets manufactured at the nearby Wiggins facility are transported by truck. Enviva sends out shipments of pellets every four to six weeks from the Port of Mobile.

  • By: Enviva

  • November 5, 2014

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