The Port of Virginia – New Text Alert Notification System – HELPFUL HINT (“character limit message”)

Posted on March 23, 2020 · Posted in TMTA Flash
Port Partners,

Earlier today, we delivered a message encouraging you to sign-up for the port’s new text alert notification system.  We are pleased to see that many of you are already subscribing, following these instructions:

To subscribe, please follow these simple steps on your text-enabled mobile phone:

  1. Address a new text message to the number 474747
    1. If you are in the trucking industry, text POVTrucker to 474747
    2. If you work for an ocean carrier/ shipping line, text POVShipline to 474747
    3. If you work for a beneficial cargo owner (BCO), text POVBCO to 474747
    4. If you don’t work in one of those industry segments, but wish to receive alerts, text POVPartner to 474747

** Registering for multiple industry segments will result in duplicate text messages.

You will receive a confirmation text, asking you to provide additional voluntary information:  Name, email address and company/employer**.  Supplying these optional information elements will allow us to serve you better, going forward.  While the vast majority of text alerts will be delivered to all subscribers, identifying your industry segment allows us to periodically target specific information at specific audiences.

**Note – The “Employer” field is limited to 10 characters.  Entering more than 10 characters in that field generates an error message.  Please abbreviate your employer/company name to 10 characters or less.

Thank you for your flexibility and for your interest in The Port of Virginia.



Gregory J. Edwards
Director, Internal and Partner Communications

Virginia Port Authority
600 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA  23510
Office: 757-683-2110
Cell: 757-617-0852