The Virginia Maritime Association (VMA) was organized in 1920 to promote, protect and encourage international and domestic commerce through Virginia's Ports.
With a membership of over 450 companies, employing over 70,000 Virginians, the Virginia Maritime Association is widely recognized as "The Voice of Port Industries". The premier business organization to enhance competitiveness and promote commerce through Virginia's ports.
The Virginia Maritime Association is the primary advocate for the interests of the maritime industry, developing solutions and opportunities for its membership and Virginia's 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.