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.
The VMA brings together potential business partners through networking events, discussion forums, and personal introductions based on a network built over 100 years.
The VMA keeps the membership informed of current and important industry information through emails, a monthly bulletin, annual publications, “lunch and learns,” membership briefings, and committee meetings, while providing members with venues to contribute ideas and solutions to concerns that impact the port industries.