The Virginia Port Authority is located on the east coast of the United States. It is the department of the Virginia State Government responsible for transportation, logistics, warehousing and trade bonded areas. It is the leading department of the state's international traffic and maritime trade, and trades in the shipping industry by operating and operating maritime terminals. The Port of Virginia is a year-round, ice-free port.
Virginia International Container Terminals Co., Ltd. (VIT), a non-shared, non-profit member of the Virginia Port Authority, is responsible for the operation and operation of port facilities. Since its establishment in 1981, the Port of Virginia is operated by the state and is headquartered in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. The agency also hires regional managers in the United States as well as Belgium, Brazil, Japan, Hong Kong, India and South Korea. The Port of Virginia Authority exempts state and federal taxes.
- 6 piers
- Land area: 1,864 acres
- Berths: 19,885
- Depth: 50 feet deep berth
- Railroad: 30 miles of dock railroad
- Environment: Zero exhaust restriction
- Expansion: Fully authorize and allow future ship terminal expansion
- Container throughput: Annual throughput of 2.3 million TEU in 2014
- Cranes: 22 Suez-class cranes
- Sea-rail combined transport: 33% of cargo arrives and leaves the port by rail, accounting for the largest percentage of the US East Coast ports
- Inland points: 16 inland points in the western and southeastern United States are connected by rail service
The Port of Virginia, with 6 terminals:
- Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT, Newport News Marine Terminal: Newport News, Virginia)
- Norfolk International Terminals (NIT, Norfolk International Terminal: Norfolk, Virginia)
- Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT, Portsmouth Marine Terminal: Boston, Virginia)
- Virginia Inland Port (VIP, Virginia in the Miss Hong Kong : Front Royal, Virginia)
- Virginia International Gateway (VIG, Virginia International Gateway: Boston, Virginia)
- Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT, Richmond Marine Terminal)
- Craney Island (CI, Craney Island)
The Port of Virginia is the deepest seaport on the east coast of the United States-sheltering the world's largest naval base; a powerful shipbuilding and repair industry; a booming export coal trade and the sixth largest container cargo port in the United States.
The port provides 50-foot entrance and exit channels. It is the only East Coast port authorized by Congress in the United States, which can dig 55 feet. In container ships carrying thousands of 20GP containers per voyage , deep water and no height restrictions are significant competitive advantages.
The port is Virginia’s 374,000 jobs-accounting for nearly 10% of the state's permanent workforce-related to port activities at our six terminals. These jobs generate $17.5 billion in annual compensation and $1.4 billion in state and local taxes.
The Port of Virginia is a hub port; it is an important distinction for public shipping. Nearly 30 international shipping companies provide direct and dedicated services to Virginia and have established connections with more than 200 countries around the world. Within a week, the maritime terminal provides services for more than 40 international containers, bulk carriers and ro-ro/ro-ro ships on average.
Two Class I railroads, CSX and Norfolk South, serve ports at the Virginia International Gateway and Norfolk International Terminal through multimodal container transportation facilities at the terminal. Class I services are enhanced by important short-track rail partners, including the Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line and Federal Railways. Virginia's unparalleled intermodal rail connection allows the port to reach customers in the Ohio Valley and Upper Midwest, providing regular daily services. A new intermodal rail market in North Carolina will penetrate into the future additional markets in the southeastern United States.
The business of the Virginia Port Authority is provided by Virginia International Terminals, LL (VIT), a single limited liability company wholly-owned by the Virginia Port Authority (VPA). In addition, Hampton Roads Chassis Pool, LLC (HRCP II) wholly owns, operates and manages multimodal transport chassis and empty container yards on behalf of VIT.