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The Virginia Maritime Association (VMA) was organized in 1920 to promote, protect and encourage international and domestic commerce through the ports of Virginia.

With a membership of over 400 companies, employing over 70,000 Virginians, the VMA continues to be the "Voice of the Port" for progressive development of our waterfront and Virginia's maritime industry. The VMA seeks and advocates the continued growth of port related commercial activity and plays a significant leadership role to ensure that Virginia remains competitive as it relates to waterborne commerce.

The Virginia Maritime Association is the primary advocate for the interests of the maritime industry, developing solutions and opportunities for its membership and the Virginia ports. As a member, you benefit by having a voice in the organization that sets the course for the future of business in the ports of Virginia.


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Advancing the Port

Committees Work • Industry Advocacy • Port Promotion • Monitoring Government Activities


Vessel Traffic Information • Monthly Bulletin • Membership Roster • Port Directory • Maritime e-Bulletins • Port of Virginia Annual

Invitation to Association events,
such as the Maritime Banquet, International Trade Symposium, the Chesapeake Bay Feast, Membership Breakfasts, golf outings and other educational and networking opportunities.

Member-Only Discounts
IT/Network Support Services • Staffing • Lodging • Entertainment • Health Insurance • Dental Insurance • Retirement Solutions


Thank you to our Anchor Members